To foster the development of responsible self-sufficient citizens by delivering a range of academic, professional and vocational courses and programmes that reflect the high values and standards and which prepare students to make lifelong contributions to their communities.
The college was established in 1988, under the name College of Further Education and was mandated to
consolidate and augment the opportunities for tertiary level education. The college came into existence with the amalgamation of four previously existing institutions: the School of Nursing inaugurated in 1966, the Teacher's College established in 1967, the Technical College organised in 1971 and the Sixth Form.
The former Teachers College became the Division of Teacher Education, the TechnicalCollege gave way to the Division of Technical and Vocational Education and Management Studies and the School of Nursing became the Division of Health Sciences. The Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies replaced the Sixth Form and the Division of Adult and Continuing Education was a new addition.
The Ministry of Education announced on June 26 that the CFBC Board of Governors has been constituted in accordance with the provisions of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College Act 2008. The move is in keeping with a deadline mandated by the Ministry of Education’s White Paper on Education Development and Policy, which provided for the Board’s establishment by June 2009.
Under the Act, the CFBC is expected to shift from community college status to full-fledged, university status within the next seven to 10 years. The Act also provides for stringent staff recruitment standards and the school’s eventual transition from a government institution to an autonomous tertiary institution.
Dr. Frank Mills, a Kittitian-born Professor of Social Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands, has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Dr. Hermia Morton-Anthony, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and past CFBC Principal, will serve as his Deputy.
The Board of Governors of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) was officially installed on August 19, 2009 at an on-campus ceremony.
CFBC Board of Governors member are: Chairman Frank Mills (UVI Professor), Deputy Dr. Hermia Morton-Anthony (Agriculture Ministry), Dr. Robertine Chaderton (Accreditation Board), Olivia Edgecombe-Howell (UWI Open Campus), Dr. Bronte Gonsalves (NIA), Tapley Seaton QC (Chamber of Industry and Commerce), Rev. Isaiah Phillip (Christian Council), Sonya Parry (Bar Association), Patricia Martin (CFBC staff) and Calvin Duggins (CFBC student representative).
A representative from the Ministry of Finance would be designated to serve on the committee. Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, and Sonia McPhail, Acting CFBC Principal will be ex-officio members.
In 1996 the name of the institution was changed to The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College. The college provides education and training for Kittitians and Nevisians who, on graduating, are able to make contributions to the social and economic development of their country. In addition, the college prepares students for higher education and provides opportunities for nationals of other countries.
Dr. Hermia Morton-Anthony