Initiated through the guided vision of UVI President Dr. David Hall with support from diverse community stakeholders with cultural preservation and tradition-bearing expertise forming an advisory committee in January 2012, the Foundation of the University of the Virgin Islands (FUVI) in concert with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) administration, faculty and staff, the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) was officially launched as a new center within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) in November 2012.
During the inaugural symposium facilitated by UVI CLASS on VI and Caribbean Issues hosted at UVI's Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix in September 2012, UVI President Dr. David Hall stated: “The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is deeply and authentically committed to ensuring that the unique cultures and heritages of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean are researched, compiled, cultivated and disseminated broadly. This should always be a core responsibility of a University situated within a social and cultural context as UVI.” VICCC is designed as a complementary and cooperative asset to UVI's academic, extracurricular, entrepreneurial, community outreach and public services regionally, nationally and internationally. View excerpts of the September 2012 UVI CLASS Symposium:
The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) is one of the newest centers within the University of the Virgin Islands' (UVI) College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS).