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Hilary Bowman, PhD


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Welcome from the President

At the University of the Southern Caribbean, we are committed to assisting and guiding our students in their achievement of their varied educational and training goals, while consistently keeping in focus, our motto, “Beyond Excellence.” USC gained full accredited university status as a University from the Accrediting Council of Trinidad and Tobago, in 2006, but has heretofore been providing tertiary education for over ninety years, formerly and popularly known as Caribbean Union College. As one of the many graduates of this faith-based institution and presently serving as President of my alma mater, I humbly deem it a signal honor to be a significant part of its continued growth and development.

Many students of the institution have served in various capacities within the Seventh-day Adventist Organization and in myriad significant responsibilities around the world. In so doing they have with admirable skills represented the legacy of our proud 90-year old institution. This University is an exceptional place where students can come to explore their potential, to discover new skills and varied interests and ultimately, and ably contribute to one’s educational destiny! We remain committed to the continual support of our students in the pursuit of their dreams, in the achievement of their varied academic goals, while fostering holistic spiritual development, critical for a well-rounded individual.

We are not just a place to embark on, or just to continue one’s academic pursuits, but more so to discover the meaning of God's plan for one’s life, while correspondingly daily savoring the serenity of the beautiful Maracas Valley in Trinidad and Tobago.

With respect to work and limitations of travel, some may not be able to pursue their academic dreams within the safe confines our lush green environment juxtaposed against our attractive topographical landscape, thus we are able to offer several extension campuses in various countries and cities to those who desire their dreams to become an undeniable reality.

One of our great success stories is the consistent heartfelt stories from graduating students at every graduation, where and when with conviction they testify of the power of prayer, mirrored against challenging and demanding class and necessary work schedules, academic perseverance and personalized Christian development, which collectively often presented in amazing testimonies.

Every desiring student can with purpose today on your transformative tertiary educational journey by visiting our “apply now” page. If still in need of more information, please email us at We'd love for you to join and become a significant part of the historical USC Story!

President's profile

In November 2016, Dr. Hilary Bowman was appointed President of the University of the Southern Caribbean, (USC). He is native to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Bowman is married and the proud father of two and grandfather of three.

He graduated with a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Education and History from Caribbean Union College now known as University of the Southern Caribbean, holds a Master of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University in 1991 and a Ph.D in Educational Administration and Policy from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati Ohio. 1999.

His experience and knowledge in and of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system spans more than forty years. This includes positions such as high school principal, Director of Education for both the Caribbean Union Conference (CUC) and the East Caribbean Conference. He also owned and operated his own school in Florida which has been rated as one of the best schools in that particular county. Correspondingly, he is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Florida.

Dr. Bowman has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the Caribbean and the United States, served on doctoral committees and received several awards for his stellar service and contribution in the field of education including the prestigious Ellen G. White award for excellence in Education from the Inter-American Divison of Seventh-day Adventists.  He has authored several articles and papers on Adventist education, Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement. His research on Tertiary Education has been extensive with emphasis on the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

Dr. Bowman can best be described as a man with a passion for quality education, coupled with an appreciative flair for the aesthetic beauty of architectural and the manicured magnificence of the campus surroundings.  He is equally passionate and continually assist in fulfilling the mandate to equip individuals irrespective of their ethnic or national origins the cause of service to God and humanity.

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