Founder and president of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) Winston Adams is expected to publish his first peer-reviewed book next January, after having recently completed his doctor of business administration (DBA) degree in the United States, specialising in strategic leadership and disruptive innovation.
The text, titled Disruptive Innovation - An Undisputed Catalyst for Organisational Transformation, is expected to become reference reading for most undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the UCC.
Adams is considered a leader in the field of higher education, establishing the largest private tertiary institution in Jamaica, with an average annual enrolment of 4,500.
Adams, who has led UCC's strategic development since inception, had taken a partial sabbatical to focus on his 31/2 year programme of study, which he began in March 2009.
He first entered the field of higher education as an entrepreneur in 1992, when he founded the Institute of Management Sciences (IMS). He later led the acquisition of the Institute of Management and Production, which he merged with IMS to form the UCC in 2004.
UCC now serves in six Caribbean territories, including Jamaica, where students pursue associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in business, law, information technology, and education management.
UCC also acts as a hub for various international institutions, including Florida International University, the University of London and the Commonwealth of Learning in Canada.