Dianna Davis-Smith, M.B.A, PhD

Education: M.B.A Nova Southeastern University, PhD Nova Southeastern University 

Dr. Dianna Davis-Smith serves as President of The Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) in Mandeville Jamaica. She is a graduate of t Nova Southeastern University which provided her the skillsets and qualification for a sterling career within the banking sector and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Management Major) and a PhD in Education. A career banker turned educator, Dr. Dianna Davis-Smith was appointed President at Catholic College of Mandeville in January 2017, she became the first Jamaican to serve in this leadership position. Ever since taking up her assignment as President, Davis-Smith has sought to reinvent the offerings at Catholic College of Mandeville and to ensure adherence to local and international benchmarks in tertiary education.

Under her presidency Catholic College of Mandeville gained membership in the following organizations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children 
  • United Nations Academic Impact
  • National Certificates of Educational Achievement

And established initiates such as training in the Assessment of Dyslexia, in conjunction with Dyslexia institute based in California; Annual Early Childhood conference – Right start Bright start! held first Thursday of November. Under the watchful and participatory leadership of Dr. Davis-Smith Catholic College of Mandeville holds from University Council of Jamaica full accreditation of all its programs; and has reintroduce day-time offerings of studies in Primary and Early Childhood education.

Dr. Davis-Smith is a certified Coach and Trainer in fields of Emotional Intelligence and Restorative Practices and is currently designing the introduction of SEL skills for incorporation into the training of all CCM teachers in training.