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The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) is nestled within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). 
VICCC is designated to produce, develop and institute state-of-the-art research, publications, mixed media networks and programs, regional and international conferences, collaborative initiatives, academic and community partnerships, interdisciplinary cultural exchanges, socioeconomic development and heritage tourism events, educational resources and more .
UVI President Dr. David Hall has stated: “The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is deeply and authenticall y 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.” UVI President Dr. David Hall has 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.” (September 2012)

The VICCC Advisory Council Members include:

  • Johann A. Clendenin, CEO of IC Logistics, LLC and Retired Lt. Colonel of the US Marine Corps
  • Llewellyn Cornelius, PhD - Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies and Director, Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights at University of Georgia- Athens
  • Nicholas Faraclas, PhD - Professor of Linguistics at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • George A. Franklin, DM - Griot and CEO of Calm Caribbean See Clarity Coaching
  • David L. Horne, PhD - Emeritus Professor, California State University-Northridge
  • Roland Roebuck, Cultural Ambassador, Heritage Activist, and International Liaison
  • Sandra Richards, PhD - Regional Officer, University of the West Indies
  • New Media Advisor: DaraMonifah® Cooper, MA - Communication Specialist, CEO of Sankofa Saturdays, Inc.
  • Emeritus Founding Advisor: Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson, PhD - Emeritus Professor, Retired Dean of UVI CLASS
  • VICCC Director: Chenzira Davis Kahina, MS, PhD - Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center