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Leon Higgs
Secretary General Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO
Bahamas Government
Location : Nassau, ,
Specialization: Education Administration; Teacher Training; Higher Education; Teaching of Business Education Subjects; Curriculum Development, Quality Assurance; Management of Higher Education Institutions; Public Speaking; Leadership Development
Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D., Education, 1977 – 1979; Northern Illinois University, MS, Business Education, 1973 – 1974; Union College (NE), BS, Business Education, 1969 – 1973
Industry: Education
Year of Experience : More Than 25 Years


Professor Leon L. Higgs PhD has been involved in education for the past 30 years. Dr. Higgs is currently Secretary General for The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO, Bahamas Government. He was the Director of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning at the Ministry of Education and a former President of The College of The Bahamas. Dr. Higgs was also Executive Vice President at San Bernardino Valley College in California, Dean of Business and Office Administration at Riverside Community College in California and Divisional Chair of Business and Information Systems at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Higgs received his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979, where he was a member of Psi Delta Kappa Honor's Fraternity. He received his Masters Degree in Business Education from Northern Illinois University in 1977, and his Bachelors in Business Education from Union College Nebraska in 1973 where he was Business Manager for the Associate Student Body (Student Gov.), National Business Education Student of the Year, and a member of Delta Psi Epsilon Honor's Fraternity. Dr. Higgs has spoken at numerous conferences, seminars, presentations, international meetings and workshops about education, as well as technical and career education. He has also published about education, and is in the process of writing his autobiography entitled "Barefoot to Board Room." Dr. Higgs attributes his success to being very goal directed and does not "march to the beat of anyone else's drum except my own." His goal is to write another book about divorce and remarriage. He enjoys traveling, going on cruises, cooking and fishing.