Clinton Valley to Head University
of the Southern Caribbean
Was education school dean at La Sierra University
BY DEL PHILLIPS
, Inter-American Division
linton A. Valley is the new president of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), a Seventh-day Adventist Church-owned school in Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad. Valley, a Trinidadian, succeeds Trevor Gardner, who has recently accepted the position of president of Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica.
The announcement came from Kern Tobias, president of the church in the Caribbean Union and chair of the institution, during a special dinner reception held November 8, 2011.
NEW SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Clinton A. Valley,
currently dean at La Sierra University’s School of Education, is the new president of the University of Southern Caribbean. [PHOTO: USC].
“Dr. Valley’s appointment heralds a new day for USC, and the university is delighted to welcome a ‘son of the soil’ to lead the institution as it charts a new way forward,” said Tobias. The new appointment is effective January 1, 2012, Tobias added.
Valley currently serves as dean of the School of Education at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, United States. Prior to this he had worked in Trinidad, the United Kingdom, and the United States in various capacities: as a church pastor, high school principal, university professor, and associate academic vice president of Walla Walla University in Washington State.
Valley is a graduate of the University of the Southern Caribbean, and holds an M.A. from Andrews University and an Ed.D. from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He is married to Martha Jueanville Valley, who is a special education teacher. The Valleys have two adult children—Clintelle and Clinson, who are each married and reside in the United States.
Established in 1927, the University of the Southern Caribbean is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution located in Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various disciplines.
The government of Trinidad and Tobago recognizes USC as a tertiary-level institution through its accreditation body, the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago.