Dear USCian Community,
Today, August 27, 2018, marks the ninety-first anniversary of this noble University. Over the past nine decades, we have set historic records in academia and made notable progress in other areas.
The month of August has presented us with bounteous opportunities to celebrate as today, we welcome the Class of 2022 to the USC campus, and in four days, we celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 56th Independence anniversary.
As this institution observes another milestone, I am reminded of the importance of continuous growth and development. The concept of progress, though debated by philosophers for centuries, has one essential feature. It involves an improvement; a betterment of what was and an anticipation of what will be. Today, we the administration vow to continue our efforts in making this learning environment one that thrives on excellence and progress, and an acknowledgement that there is always better to be done.
Our University draws strength from the successes of you the alumni, faculty, staff and student body. We excel because of you. I thank each one of you who continue to play a role in the growth of USC. To you our alumni and friends, thank you for the support and love you continue to graciously bestow toward us. Your love lifts us higher. To our faculty and staff, thank you for your tireless efforts and service to our students and to God. Because of you, USC can proudly speak of its role in transforming men and women who make a difference in our societies. And finally, to you our students, thank you for choosing USC to help prepare you for life.
Today, I encourage you to join us in celebrating USC, our nation and our campus community. As we move toward the centennial mark, it is my prayer that we continue to progress, knowing this… “That He who began a good work… would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.” Philippians 1:4 (MSG).
Dr. Hilary Bowman is the 28th President of the University of the Southern Caribbean. He was appointed by the Board of Trustees in November 2016.