The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) successfully executed its annual Colloquium exercises from May 16-19, 2018, under the theme “Project Confidence.” This year, the Colloquium exercises began and ended on a high note as faculty, staff and administrators came together to focus on team-building, confidence building and strategic planning in an effort to ensure a sustainable future for the institution.
On Wednesday, May 16, the team retreated to the La Vega Estate in Gran Couva for a fun-filled day. USC alumnus, Bertrand Moses coordinated an engaging session on work-life balance.
On Thursday, May 17, Dr. Leslie Pollard, President of Oakwood University, USA, delivered the keynote address on “Projecting Confidence in Decision Making & Governance for Sustainable Higher Education.” He emphasized the University’s need to persistently trust God’s leading, as this will enable the University to confidently present itself to the public. Colloquium 2018 also saw presentations from a few other notable professionals.
Faculty and staff members were able to “Lime with a Vice-President,” openly discuss issues and offer suggestions for improving their various areas.
On Friday, May 18, the exercises ended with an award ceremony, and a charge to faculty and staff from University President, Dr. Hilary Bowman. He encouraged employees to be now more than ever, committed to the mission of USC and to assertively execute their duties as the University “Project’s Confidence”. A colloquium Sabbath service was held on Sabbath May 19, and was well attended by employees.
Many faculty and staff stated their excitement and the eagerness with which they look forward to next year’s Colloquium exercises scheduled to be held in May 2019.
Photographic Highlight of Colloquium 2018