The International College of the Cayman Islands has appointed David Marshall as the new president of the college.
Mr. Marshall has more than 12 years’ experience in higher education, as well as a Ph.D. in mass media and communication, a master’s in journalism, and a bachelor’s in religious studies. He comes to ICCI from Olive-Harvey College in Chicago where he has been vice president for academic affairs since 2012.
He said he was thrilled to join the college under the leadership of “an outstanding board.”
“I am deeply honored to be entrusted with the legacy of this historic institution and to have the opportunity to work collegially with this very accomplished group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” he said.
The board voted unanimously on Mr. Marshall’s presidency, which began on March 1.
Born in Maryland, Mr. Marshall has worked as a professor, an academic department chair, a dean and an assistant vice president.
He replaces former president Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, who is now the deputy chief officer for Employment, Training and Tertiary Education Strategy in the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs. In the interim period, Raymond Hayes served as acting president.
April Cummings, chair of the board of trustees at the college, said the new president brings “a remarkable level of enthusiasm and dedication for doing the right thing for students.”
She added, “We were impressed that he presented to us sound ideas about how to improve graduation rates, retention rates and, most important, ways to link our educational programs to the needs of employers so that more Caymanians can take their rightful places in business and industry.”