Intellectual capital is a prime resource of any organization or institution, but is of particular significance and merit in an academic institution. It represents the communal application of the collective expertise, capabilities, and competencies of its membership in an arena which fosters utilization and expression of these attributes for the betterment of the university and the broader community it serves. The University of the Virgin Islands has a longstanding tradition of recruitment and hiring practices which filter applicants in order to hire the most highly qualified available individuals. The process has engaged multi-level stakeholders allowing for collaborative decision making. Any resource, however, has to be deliberately acknowledged and assessed so that it not only remains and is sustained, but also is nurtured and protected so that it remains and thrives.