November 29, 2022


Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift was named Executive Chair of the Board for Ultimate Medical Academy, a Tampa-based nonprofit, higher education institution. Most recently, she was CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages, an organization specializing in language training,. She has served on the UMA Board since October 2016. Read more »
Published on 1/15/2018

Florida International University, Miami

Joanne Li has been appointed dean of FIU's College of Business. Most recently she was dean and professor of finance at the Raj Soin School of Business at Wright State University, a position she held since 2012. "I am very privileged to have the opportunity to serve a world-class faculty, dedicated staff, and talented student body in the FIU College of Business," Li said. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2017

Florida International University, Miami

John L. Volakis has been appointed dean of FIU's College of Engineering & Computing. Volakis comes to FIU with a distinguished career in academia, most recently serving as the Roy and Lois Chope chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering at The Ohio State University's College of Engineering, a position he held for 14 years. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2017

Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg

The Poynter Institute has named Neil Brown, to be its new president. Brown, currently the editor and vice president of The Tampa Bay Times, was selected from more than 100 candidates. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

VE South/ Star Food, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VE South, based in Fort Lauderdale has just announced Joe Gilbert and Bob Gottlieb will lead a new division: Feed More Students. Ten years ago VE South developed a reimbursable meal vending machine for public schools, Star Food Healthy Express. Today, working with school foodservice professionals, they feed 5 million kids a year across the USA . As the largest school foodservice vending company, they are now launching a college and university division to Feed More Students. Utilizing vending, under the complete control of the college foodservice program, and partnering with campus dining cards offering fresh food options. Gottlieb is Director of Educational Services and has been with VE South for 19 years. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2017

Lake County Schools, Tavares

Karen Briggs, Director of Finance for Lake County Schools, has been appointed the district's Chief Financial Officer Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando

Adventist University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees' has announced that Dr. Edwin Hernández, ADU's current provost and an educator with over 30 years of experience, will succeed Dr. David Greenlaw, ADU's founding president, upon his retirement on July 31st, 2017. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

The University of Tampa, Tampa

L. Keith Todd has been named The University of Tampa's vice president for development and university relations. Todd will oversee philanthropic efforts that provide support for scholarships, endowment and institutional initiatives. UT President Ron Vaughn said Todd's "experience and ability to manage complex opportunities will help further build UT's fundraising efforts." Read more »
Published on 6/13/2017

University of Miami School of Business Administration, Miami

John Quelch of Harvard Business School (HBS) has been appointed dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration and vice provost for executive education. Quelch will oversee customized... Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

St. Petersburg College, Pinellas County

Dr. Tonjua Williams has been named President of St. Petersburg College. Williams, a St. Pete native and 30-year veteran of SPC, is the college's first woman and first African-American President. Williams, who has served as Sr. VP of Student Services since 2013, holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Admin., a master's in Counselor Education, and a bachelor's in Business Admin. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

Flagler College, St. Augustine

Veteran police chief Creig Doyle was recently named Flagler College's director of Safety & Security, after serving in an interim director capacity at the college since January. Doyle comes to Flagler with over 40 years of police and security experience, serving communities and universities. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

Orange County Public Schools, Orlando

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins is named the 2017 Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). Currently, Orange County Public Schools is the 10th largest school district in the country with a Hispanic population of 40 percent (81,378). That includes a 5 percent (16,377) increase in the last five years. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2017

University of Florida - Multicultural & Diversity Affairs, Gainesville

The University of Florida announced that Will Atkins has been selected as Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. Read more »
Published on 4/4/2017

Vector Solutions, Tampa

Victoria Zambito has been promoted to senior vice president of product, content and communication. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

Dr. P. Barry Butler Named New President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University becoming the sixth president of the world's leading university focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. Dr. Butler is leaving his current post as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa. On Feb. 14, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Butler Read more »
Published on 2/17/2017

Beacon College, Leesburg

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges awarded Beacon College's board of trustees the 2017 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership for negotiating an arduous leadership change. Beacon is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor's degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. Read more »
Published on 2/9/2017

Beacon College, Leesburg/Florida

Brian Ogle is Animalearn's 2016 Humane Educator of the Year. The animal-rights advocacy group saluted Ogle, who leads the anthrozoology program at Beacon College - the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor's degrees primarily to students who learn differently - for using dissection alternatives and linking students to animals through experiences. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2017

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