By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 17, 2016: A Jamaican-born national and graduate of the University of the West Indies has been named President of the private liberal-arts Northern Caribbean University of Jamaica.
Lincoln Edwards, a pharmacologist and dental surgeon was elected president of the University, Adventist Review is reporting. The Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.
Edwards is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center’s School of Dentistry in the U.S. city of Houston. He is also an alumnus of Loma Linda University and has served as an assistant professor in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at Loma Linda University of California, U.S.A.
Edwards left Jamaica in 1993 as a lecturer in chemistry and mathematics at Northern Caribbean University to pursue a doctoral degree in pharmacology at Loma Linda University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and also a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree and is an experienced lay preacher and has served in various capacities within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Edwards also currently serves on three American Dental Association test construction committees and is secretary of the American Dental Education Association section on oral diagnosis. He will replace Trevor Gardner, who has served as president since 2012 and is retiring in late August.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen,” Edwards said. “I am excited to return to Jamaica and to serve in this capacity at NCU, which stands on the threshold of an exciting new era.”