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.