Vincent Samuel has a Master of Science degree from Adelphi University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the then-College of the Virgin Islands.
Samuel's relationship with UVI spans more than three decades, from student to professional engagement.
In 1998, Vincent Samuel became UVI's controller and held that post for four years. In 2002, Samuel served as acting vice president for administration and finance at the University of the Virgin Islands, and was officially appointed to the vice president position in October 2003, to serve as a member of President LaVerne Ragster's Cabinet. In that capacity he served as the University's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, with oversight for accounting, procurement, facilities management and budget of UVI. His duties also included the establishing financial policy for the University.
In August 2011, Vincent Samuel resigned his post as Vice President to return to the faculty at the University’s School of Business. Vincent Samuel presently serves as an Associate Professor of Business and Administration.
Vincent Samuel was appointed by Governor John P. DeJongh to serve on the St. Thomas/St. John District Governing Board in September 2008. Since that time, he was elected Treasurer of the District Governing Board and Chairman of the Board Finance Committee. Vincent is also a member of the Board’s Audit and Compliance and Human Resources Committees.