THE HAROLD W. BAPTISTE LECTURE SERIES
Shirley Baptiste and family sponsors its fourth annual lectureship on pastoral ministry and leadership,
Things to Remember
It is a pleasure for me to share with you the strategic plan for the University of the Southern Caribbean for the period 2012 – 2017. This plan has benefitted from the input of various stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, administrators, the Board of Trustees, employers and alumni.
The plan outlines the vision of the University for the next five years. The theme “Embracing the Vision, Fulfilling the Dream” was chosen to indicate the strategic intent of re-focusing the University on its historic mission. “Embracing the Vision” refers to a re-emphasis on the historic mission of the institution. USC began as East Caribbean Training School in 1927 for the purpose of providing holistic education and training within a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist Christian environment. There is a need to resist challenges to the blurring of this vision and to a possible creeping mission drift. The University maintains its commitment to its spiritual ethos while providing quality 21st century education and training. "Embracing the Vision, Fulfilling the Dream" facilitates this re-emphasis by focusing on five strategic themes or pillars which constitute the strategic direction of the University. These themes are Character Development, Curriculum Development, Campus Development, Community Development and Capacity Development.
Ours is a bold vision but we go forward courageously trusting in a God who dares us to dream big dreams. We invite all stakeholders to join us in embracing the vision as we fulfill the USC dream in our 21st century global society.
Clinton A. Valley
President, University of the Southern Caribbean