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Dr. Gittens is the Director of the University St. Martin’s (USM) School of Continuing Education, (SCELL) on the island of Sint. Maarten. Dr. Gittens has been an educator for over the past thirty years in colleges and universities all over the world. In addition, Dr. Gittens was a successful business woman in Phoenix, AZ and founded Phoenix Short Term Housing; a unique full-service boutique housing company that was utilized by over one hundred Traveling Nurse Housing Placement companies.

Dr. Gittens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Supervision and a Ph.D. in Business Management. Dr. Gittens also holds a Certified Hospitality Educator, (CHE) Certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, (AHLEI).

Her professional career stems from key roles in Politics such as a Congressional Aide for United States 5th Congressional District, Congressman Thomas Barrett the current Mayor of Milwaukee, WI. Her expertise in adult education and program development stemmed from her appointed positions with the Boys & Girls Club of America as a National Training Associate and as a Regional Trainer for the Metropolitan Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. In both capacities Dr. Gittens was responsible for developing, instructing and evaluating training curriculum and contents. Her effectiveness in both roles initiated a new appointment as the Mentoring Director of the

Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club. The mentoring program was later recognized by Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States serving under President Clinton, as one of the best in the country. Her expertise in Adult Education programs and her commitment to student academic advancement was recognized in August 2000, at Ashford University’s Commencement ceremony when Dr. Gittens was recognized as Professor of the year for her outstanding academic excellence and her instructional brilliance.

In addition to her current Directorship, Dr. Gittens teaches for the University of the Virgin Islands in the Business Department as a cohort professor at USM. Dr. Gittens maintains her viable role at the University and facilitates courses for the BTEC Center in Business & Hospitality. Her role at the university also embodies facilitating special educational projects throughout the Eastern Caribbean and Dr. Gittens is viewed as a leader and significant team player. Dr. Gittens is also a well-recognized Hospitality Consultant for large hotel and lodging chains throughout the Caribbean, particularly in St. Thomas and St. Lucia.

Her professional plight is to teach, educate and foster ongoing discussions about the significance and importance of Human Capital throughout Eastern Caribbean and beyond.