NCU, Mandeville, Manchester - Northern Caribbean University (NCU), on Monday, celebrated the installation of Dr Lincoln Edwards, as the 24th President of the institution.
In August 2016, while serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, Dr Lincoln Edwards accepted the call of Northern Caribbean University to become the next president of the institution; a role he assumed in January.
President of UTHealth, Dr Giuseppe Colasurdo, gave the afternoon’s address in which he hailed Dr Lincoln Edwards for humility in his service and said he was one of the best in his field.
“He is certainly one of the best, and exemplifies the qualities we most value in our faculty – dedication, passion, faith, excellence, service and humility. But I sensed that to even try to talk him into staying would not work…because this job is the fulfilment of his life mission – and we would never stand in the way of something so important.
“He was so excited about the place, the people and the possibilities ahead. And what excited him the most was the opportunity to serve you - students and this community,” Dr Colasurdo expressed.
He went on to add that there was no doubt in his mind that Dr Edwards would be able to build and maintain the relationships necessary to move the institution forward.
“As a university leader…you are often measured by financial results, or by the buildings you construct, or by the strategic plan you draft and execute. But I submit that the most important measures of success in this role are the relationships that you build and the culture that you create.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I have no doubt that President Edwards will build a culture of collegiality and service, that he will lift up the students and faculty of NCU and that under his guidance, this university and this community, with the support of the people, are headed to new heights,” Dr Colasurdo confidently stated.