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ABOUT US

The University of the Commonwealth
Caribbean (UCC)
The University of the Commonwealth
Caribbean (UCC)

UCC History

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) was established in January 2004, with the primary focus of providing more accessible, high quality and flexible educational programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and across a range of disciplines.

We have seven physical campuses across Jamaica in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville and May Pen, which are accompanied by our growing student population on our online programmes.

To date, approximately 70,000 people have successfully graduated from our programmes, which are taught by our 250 experienced members of academic staff.

Why study at UCC?

UCC provides broad-based educational opportunities through partnerships, flexible delivery modes and access to finance, in an environment where high standards, truth, respect and the dignity of the person are embraced.

UCJ accredited

We are one of four universities in Jamaica to be accredited by The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

ASIC Premier Institution

The ASIC accreditation shows the quality of our programmes and the high standards of teaching.

Partner universities

UCC is partnered with universities all over the world, enabling us to create truly global degrees.

Scholarships available to qualified students

Students based in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean will be eligible for scholarships.

Our accreditations

The UCC is accredited by the UK-based Accreditation Services for International Colleges & Universities (ASIC), and is an ASIC Premier Institution. This accreditation confirms that we meet high standards for education, welfare, and good practice.

We are also accredited by UCJ, and are one of only four universities in Jamaica to achieve this.

Online teaching excellence

UCC are experts in online learning, and have created many successful graduates through delivering degree programmes online. Our flexible online degrees are designed to fit into your life and around your current commitments, meaning you can study at a time and place that suits you.

Learning by doing

Apply your learning to your current role to fast-track career progression.

Networking

Connect with peers across the world and grow your global network.

Flexibility

Study materials are available on a range of devices at a time to suit you.

Earn while you learn

Degrees are taught part-time so you don't need to take a study break.

Ongoing support

A Student Success Coordinator will support you from enrolment to graduation.

Affordable

Our online degrees are affordable, and you have the option to pay per module.

OUR LEADERS

Ensuring that the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean maintains its hallmark of excellence is an executive management team headed by the Group Executive Chairman, Dr. Winston Adams.

UCC employs and continuously develops a system of management by objectives, to ensure that the quality of its deliverables is improved as the institution grows. This ensures the highest standards for our students and stakeholders.

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Dr. Donald Roomes - Chairman, UCC Board

Professor, Dept. of International Business; Co-Chair, IB Major Committee @ FIU

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Dr Winston Adams

Board Member Founder & Group Executive Chairman, UCC Group

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Ms Geraldine Adams

Board Member Deputy Group Executive Chairperson

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Prof. Dennis Gayle

Board Member President

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Miss Shannon Adams

Board Member Manager, MM Market Development, DS Canada

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I.E "Yvonne" Rignall

Board Member Retired, Former VP NCU, Bussines Consultant Life Coach

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Mr. Mervyn Eyre

Sub-Committee Chair Head of Caribbean & Latin America Fujitsu Americas

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Dr. Guna S. Muppuri

Board Member President and CEO, Bioprist

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Dr. Isaac Newton

UCCG Deputy Chairman Higher Education Leadersip Advisor & Change Management Expert, USA

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Ms. Indera Persaud

Board Member Attorney-at-Law

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Mr. Hugh Reid

Sub-Committee Chair General Manager - JN Life Insurance Company Limited

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Dr. Oswald Thomas

Board Member Higher Education Leader, Clinical Psychologist New Jersey, USA

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Dr. Sylvan Lashley

UCC Global Chairman Minister of Religion, President Emeritus, University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) & Business Entrepreneur

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Dr. Isaac Newton

UCCG Deputy Chair Higher Education Leadership Advisor & Change Management Expert, USA

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Dr. Winston Adams

Board Member Founder Group Executive Chairman

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Mrs. Geraldine Adams

Board Member Deputy Group Executive Chairperson

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Dr. Denzil L. Douglas

Board Member Former Prime Minister - St. Kitts & Nevis Leader of the Opposition

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Dr. Martin Yousef

Sub-Committee Chair Director, UCC Global, Director, International Recruitment & Enrollment, UCCG

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Miss Shannon Adams

Board Member Manager, MM Market Development, DS Canada

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Dr. Taneisha Ingleton

Board Member Vice President of Administration/ University Registrar Caribbean Maritime University

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Prof. Nabeel Jurdi

Board Member President Emeritus, Emirates University, UAE

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Mr. Jim Fitt

Sub-Committee Chair CEO, Velsoft, Canada

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Prof. Bernadette Warner

Board Member Senior Advisor for Institutional Effectiveness, UCC

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Dr. Jacob Spegiel

Sub-Committee Chair Director, Global Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, UCC/UCC Global