Mission Statement
The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.

Vision Statement
The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Core Values

  • Students First
  • Learning and Scholarship
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Collegiality and Shared Governance
  • Inclusiveness of Ideas
  • Principled Leadership
  • Supporting Our Community
  • Effective Use of Technology
  • Equitable Reward System


A Division of the University of the Virgin Islands

The Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center was established to meet the workforce and professional development training needs critical to the economic prosperity of the Virgin Islands and surrounding Caribbean islands. CELL focuses on providing quality training opportunities designed to contribute to organizational and individual achievement.

CELL supports the University’s mission of research, teaching and public service through human resource development, professional services, consulting activities and programs that provide enriching experience.

Our Mission

Through collaborative partnerships, the UVICELL Center serves as a catalyst by providing training and on-going educational opportunities using responsive approaches to reach learners in the U.S. Virgin Islands and surrounding Caribbean.

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Ilene Garner has been a manager for over 25 years and held a number of positions in research and development, marketing and sales, project management, product management, and business development. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Farleigh-Dickinson University, an MS Degree in Physical Organic Chemistry from New York University, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University In 2008 she was selected to participate in the Millennium Leadership Institute by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
Ms. Garner joined the University of the Virgin Islands in 2002 and was charged with creating the Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center which offers corporate training, professional development, online education and consulting services. She is an active Community member and serves as the Vice Chair of the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Board, the VI Housing Authority Board and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Action Coalition.
As a manger the favorite core competencies that she likes best is policy development and program planning as well as leadership and systems thinking. Not trained in public health the more challenging competency is analytical assessment

Evadine Davis is the Assistant project manager for the USVI Local Performance Site, which is part of the Region 2 Public Health Training Center. Evadine Davis is responsible for the Evadineday to day communication between the USVI DOH and UVICELL, to meet the needs and request of the PH for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center. Evadine Davis manages the day-to-day activities for the Site, and facilitates communication between the USVI Local Performance Site and the Central Office at Columbia University. Evadine is a highly motivated professional with a record of accomplishment spanning over 15 years in Business Administration, Accounting and project management. These positions have allowed her to develop into a Well Rounded professional who is always willing to take on new opportunities outside of here normal day to day assignments. She specializes in project management and the full cycle accounting processes. Evadine is recognized as creative, results-driven, focused and professional, with solid interpersonal skills. Since joining the USVL Local Performance/Region 2 health care project team, Evadine has taken the initiative to educate herself for the task by taking online Healthcare training courses and seminars such as Designing and managing Public Health Information system, Grant writing and How to evaluate public health programs.

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