Dr. Duranda Greene

Bermuda Day Grand Marshal 2023, A Bermudian Renaissance

After faithfully serving at Bermuda College for 37 years – it’s safe to say that Dr. Duranda Greene has devoted her life to education. The first female to be appointed President of the College in 2007, Dr. Greene is also the first alumna of Bermuda College to be named President.

Under her leadership, she has led the College through international accreditation and re-accreditation with the New England Commission of Higher Education, as well as through the development and implementation of two strategic plans.  The College’s culinary arts programme has also been accredited and re-accredited by the American Culinary Federation.  She has also led the introduction of various new programmes including: nursing, diagnostic imaging technology, marine science and compliance; along with the establishment of the Bermuda College Foundation to raise money on behalf of the College.  As a result of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, a new Career Development Centre was built on the campus in 2021.

In addition to supporting countless young Bermudians in their pursuit of higher education, Dr. Greene has personally reached the highest levels of academic achievement. In addition to a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Argosy University, Sarasota, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Boston University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Mount St. Vincent University.

A Trustee of the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies, Dr. Greene is also a member of the Board of Education.  Internationally, she has served as the 1st Vice President for the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI) and as a member of the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Commission on College Readiness.

She is a founding member of the International Women’s Forum Bermuda Chapter and also holds several facilitator certifications including Strategic Planning, Appreciative Inquiry, Achieve Global Trainer, and Diversity Skills.  She is also a Fellow Certified Administrative Manager from the Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers.

In 2013, she received the ‘Women of Great Esteem Emerald Award’ from New York-based QKingdom Ministries, Inc. for her contributions to education.  Recently, she was honoured by the Hamilton Princess Hotel as part of its Black History Month Celebrations for her service to the local community.  Dr. Greene is an active member of Mount Zion AME Church and currently serves as Treasurer.  She is married to Terry Greene, one of her biggest supporters, and is retired in July 2023.