In 1981, Dr Nicos Peristianis, the present President of the Council of the University of Nicosia, was appointed Director and the College began expanding its programmes towards academic degrees. In its first decade of operation, Intercollege developed and modified courses of study in accordance with its growing constituencies, the needs of the Cypriot labour market, and its founding mission to provide quality higher education at a reasonable cost. Intercollege continued its steady development in the 1990s by awarding its own Diplomas, Bachelor degrees and Masters degrees on three campuses in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol, becoming the largest college in Cyprus.