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University Governance

The principle vision of Southwest Kingston University (SKU) is to discover, integrate, and provide professional and academic programs of excellence to all individuals, in order to maximize their educational experience and to enhance their intellectual and career development in a rich global environment.

Our main founding goal is to provide innovative and unique academic programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional campuses. We have several levels of accountability to ensure that this goal is continuously achieved and our educational standards are kept higher than others.

Our secondary goals are centered around offering a rich educational experience to as many types of students as possible-including: students whose lives or geographic locations do not allow them to attend traditional brick-and-mortar-campuses, minorities, those with modest incomes, and anyone who wants to improve his/her educational standards.

SKU is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of educators, industry leaders, and visionaries. Our academic programs are developed and guided by an academic council comprised of subject matter experts within the industry and within various medical fields of knowledge.

Board of Trustees
  • Bobby Moodley RN, PhD, LPC, CRC

    Dr. Moodley holds several degrees and certifications within the fields of medicine and education. He has been a faculty member of several different Universities, teaching in various areas of medicine and sociology. He is a licensed professional for private practice counseling, R.N., has a Certification in Criminal Justice Management, and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He has several published works in various areas of medicine and education. When Dr. Moodley is not in a classroom or researching, he is involved in physical fitness, cycling—both indoor and outdoor, weight training, dancing, traveling, and improving communication and leadership skills within the community.

  • Mark Slivkoff PhD

    Upon completion of his undergraduate coursework at the University of California (Riverside), Dr. Slivkoff began his graduate studies in physiology in the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University. After receiving his PhD in comparative animal physiology, Dr. Slivkoff continued his research career as a postdoctoral fellow within the medical school at the University of Arizona. Thereafter, he spent numerous years as a professor of physiology. Dr. Slivkoff has been a faculty member at various colleges and universities located in the United States and in the Caribbean. This past year he has been serving as the Dallas-based Dean of Academic Affairs for the International American University College of Medicine (St. Lucia). He continues to teach web- and classroom-based courses in physiology at Collin College (McKinney, Texas) and Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he works as an adjunct professor.

  • Manmadhan Nair MA, LLB, MS

    Mr. Manmadhan Nair started his career as an attorney with the Bar Council of Kerala, India. He later completed his higher education in Management Information Systems from University of North Texas in Dallas and joined the US retail giant J C Penny as a Project Manager. A leading community activist, Mr. Nair has served as the President of Federation of Kerala Associations of North America and, the General Secretary of National Federation of Indian Associations, and currently serves as the General Secretary of Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. A highly successful entrepreneur, Mr. Nair is the Founder, President, & CEO of International American University College of Medicine, St Lucia, and has established a network of Healthcare companies in the State of Texas, USA. He also has investment interests in other International Medical Schools.

  • Manish Nair M.D

    Dr. Nair is a medical graduate of IAU College of Medicine. He completed his post graduate residency in Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY where he currently is an Assistant Professor. He serves as the Medical Director for the Psychiatry Consult service for the University Hospital as well as the Co-Course Director for the Psychiatry third year clerkship at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. Dr. Nair supervises many resident physicians and medical students and has a passion for teaching. His areas of interest include Medical Education, Healthcare Administration, and Distance Learning.

  • Syam Kumar MS, MBA

    Mr. Kumar completed his MS from Texas A&M University, USA and MBA from Bharatiar University, India. He brings forward more than twelve years of experience in international higher education. He was instrumental in the establishment of IAU College of Medicine and served in various capacities including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. He was also associated with Bank of America in Boston as Senior Business Analyst for a brief time. Syam is currently a senior partner of My Classroom Worldwide, an education consulting firm based in Dubai and Emcan Education Institution, Dubai. He serves as a consultant to many UAE and International Universities. His areas of interest include Medical Education Administration, Higher Education Marketing, Development of Startup Educational Institutions and Online school programs, and Course & Curriculum Development. He is also a certified Accreditation Compliance Officer from the Distance Education and Training Council, USA.

  • Ragu Singh PhD

    Dr. Singh is the author of several publications, including: books, articles, and research surveys. He is a current professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice focusing on classes such as: Marriage and Family, Minority Groups, Sociological Theory, Senior Seminar in Sociology, Family Violence, and Terrorism. He has received many awards and recognition within the medical and education fields.

  • Hari Pillai CPA

    Mr. Pillai is a graduate of the University of Houston in, Texas. As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Pillai has served the Internal Revenue Service as a Field Auditor. He has also worked with many multinational corporations including Hospitals and Health Care companies. Mr. Pilliai specializes in executing compliance examinations under Federal Regulations established by CMS. He currently manages his own audit firm in Dallas, Texa serving a broad client base.