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The Mico University College (The Mico) is an institution of higher education in Kingston, Jamaica. Its mission is "to offer its students opportunities for academic success and professional advancement through a rich and diverse curriculum". The Mico was founded in 1835 through the Lady Mico Charity, one of four teacher training institutions established during this period in the British colonies and the only one to survive until the present. The institution is thus the oldest teacher training institution in the Western Hemisphere and English-speaking world. The Mico University College was established as a non-denominational Christian institution that caters both to male and female students. Over the years the institution has undergone expansion and development both physically and in its academic programmes. The Mico University College is managed by a Board of Directors and The Mico Foundation which has a 12-member Board. The President is a member of each board. He is the Managing Director of the Foundation. The president of the University College as of 2015 is Dr. Asburn Pinnock. He is assisted by three vice presidents. In December 2008, Professor Errol Miller was appointed as Chancellor of the institution. The Pro Chancellor is Dr. R. Karl James. The University College offers undergraduate degree programmes through three faculties: the Faculty of Education and Liberal Arts, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Technology. Each faculty is managed by a dean. Additionally, further studies are being offered through the School of Continuing Studies which supports students in upgrading their qualifications to enable them to matriculate into undergraduate and graduate programmes.