Official Statement from Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute – 

Presidential Announcement – Dr. Linda A. Davis 

Today is a very proud and monumental one in our institution’s history. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), I am delighted to announce that the Board has unanimously endorsed Dr. Linda A. Davis as the second President of the institution effective immediately. Dr. Davis now holds the position of BTVI’s first female President.

Having held the post of Interim President since May 2022, Dr. Davis has proven to be a valuable asset and transformative leader who is forward thinking, skilled and consistent. She truly has BTVI’s best interest at heart and has achieved many accomplishments in these almost two years of charting our course to success. These include but are not limited to: laying the groundwork for the launch of a new Strategic Plan and pathway to institutional accreditation across a growing network of BTVI sites including the Family Islands, policy review and refinement, setting the foundation for the comprehensive review and revision of programmes of study and more coherent degree audits, the launch of a new website and of an innovative Solar PV Installation and Maintenance Programme and a steady growth in student enrolment numbers.

Dr. Davis has the leadership ability to elevate the institution to even greater heights. She has a proven track record of commitment to advancing BTVI’s position as the preeminent technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institution. For that, we are most appreciative.

The Board of Directors also takes this opportunity to thank Dr. Davis for steadying the ship as she continued to build on the institution’s vision and strategic direction, enhance academic excellence, strengthen organisational capacity and sustainability, and raise the profile and prominence of an already extraordinary legacy. The Board is confident Dr. Davis will maintain this remarkable momentum and progress.

Dr. Davis has served in higher education administration at the senior level for over two decades. Her journey has taken her from College of The Bahamas (COB) to the former Wheelock College (Boston, MA, USA) and back to University of The Bahamas (UB) before bringing her expertise to our BTVI community in 2021, initially as Vice President of Academic Affairs.

As an education veteran and respected individual in higher education, we are excited that Dr. Davis has agreed to take on the mantle of President of BTVI. We are confident of her unwavering support to serve in this capacity and execute her duties in a role directly aligned with the institution’s strategic goals.

The Board of Directors wishes to express deep appreciation to all BTVI staff and faculty for their dedicated service to strengthening our institution and look forward to their support of Dr. Davis and the institution at large as we continue to build on our recent successes.

Congratulations to President, Dr. Linda A. Davis on her appointment.

Elvin Taylor 
Board of Directors