Be UVI President for a Day!

UVI holds a President for a Day role reversal once a year and alternates between both campuses - odd years on the St. Thomas campus and even years on the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix. President David Hall will swap roles with a UVI undergraduate student for a day. The fortunate student, chosen to serve as UVI President for a Day, will follow President Hall’s schedule and Dr. Hall will attend the classes and other events scheduled by the student. All undergraduate students are welcome to submit an application to serve as President for a Day.

Ever wondered what it's like to be the President of UVI?

If you were President of UVI, what would you do to improve this institution?  Here are some brief experiences and quotes from past President for a Day participants.

''I would like my fellow students to know that being the president is not easy, and should not be taken lightly. My overall experience was great. Different meetings with cabinet members, as well as meeting with Board of trustees chairman Alexander Moorehead gave me great insight on how tough the president's job can be . . . Be the change you want to see in the world, and push for what you want in life always.''  - Sheena Tonge UVI president October 30, 2013

"This experience has added to my professional background even if it's just for one day on the job . . . I gained confidence in my leadership abilities and learned how to plan and execute goals with a management team - all while wearing heels." - Marsha Laurencin UVI president February 18, 2013

"I got a glimpse of what students encounter as they go through the experience . . . Anytime you can interject something that forces us to get out of our routine and see the world in a different way, it is just very exciting." - Dr. David Hall UVI student February 18, 2013 and October 30, 2013

Here's your chance to . . .

  • exchange roles with President Hall for one day.
  • gain first-hand insight into running a university.
  • show President Hall what it's like to be a student at UVI.
  • have a unique professional development experience.
  • implement one of your ideas for real, lasting change at UVI.
  • earn a $1,000 scholarship.


Who's Eligible?
All UVI undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or above are eligible.
  • February  2, 2015 Application Open
  • March 10, 2015 Application Deadline
  • April 13, 2015 President for the Day role reversal
  • April 27, 2015 Public Presentation

Contact Information
José Raúl Carrillo 
Institutional Advancement
(340) 693-1043