Dr. Iva Camille Gloudon, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago appointed to Jamaica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar presented Instruments of Appointment to Dr. Iva Camille Gloudon at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Thursday, February 24.

Dr. Gloudon has been appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Jamaica.
The Prime Minister said, “We are very pleased to have you represent us. As you know, I consider Jamaica as my second home. Do us proud.”

Dr. Iva Camille Gloudon, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Jamaica.
Dr. Iva Camille Gloudon has worked for over thirty years in the field of Sport & Physical Education. She was an accomplished field hockey athlete and represented Trinidad & Tobago internationally for over ten years.

Dr. Gloudon was the 1979 Trinidad & Tobago Women’s Hockey Player of the Year and Trinidad & Tobago Sportswoman of the Year nominee and in 1992 became the first and only woman to win the Trinidad & Tobago Sports Administrator of the Year award. She is also a past president of the Trinidad & Tobago Hockey Association and The Trinidad & Tobago Women’s Football Federation.

In 1980 Dr. Gloudon was awarded a Trinidad & Tobago National Sports Scholarship to the University of Illinois at Urbana, USA where she completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physical Education. In 1984 she again won a full scholarship to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Education Staff Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. Dr. Gloudon is the only person in the Caribbean to hold a doctorate in physical education.

A primary school teacher in the Trinidad & Tobago Education system for six years, Dr.Gloudon also holds a Trinidad & Tobago Teachers’ Diploma.
In 2000 she was named by the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Sport & Youth Affairs as one of the top twenty Trinidad & Tobago Sport Administrators of the Millennium and in 2007 & 2010 was the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee’s nominee for the International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Award.

Dr. Gloudon has taught at all levels of education – from elementary school to post-graduate. Currently, she lectures to University of the West Indies undergraduate and graduate students and supervises students in the Sport Management Internship Practicum and Physical Education Field Study programme.

In 2007 Dr. Gloudon became the recipient of a multi-million dollar grant from the Inter American Development Bank/Ministry of Education. This was in response to a proposal for the training of seventy-seven local physical education teachers. These teachers represented every geographic area in Trinidad & Tobago and were the first ever cohort of physical education teachers to receive a Bachelor of Education Physical Education – Secondary degree at a local institution. They graduated in October 2010.

Dr. Gloudon is the founder and editor-in-chief of a sport and physical education journal and magazine, SPED, which is a full-colour publication featuring sport and physical education articles and research trends by persons from the Caribbean and about the Caribbean.

Most importantly, Dr. Gloudon has been a practicing Christian for the past eleven years and is a member of the Trinidad Christian Center. She was called to Pulpit. Ministry five years ago and has been tutored and guided by her Pastor, Apostle Austin J. de Bourg.

Dr. Gloudon is the mother of three girls, Jamila, Q’wando and Shania, whom she adopted after their father, her brother Michael, died tragically twelve year ago.

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