Recently, Florida Trend released its annual list of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders. Seven ICUF member presidents and ICUF President Bob Boyd were among Florida’s educational influencers who made Florida Trend’s 2021 list. Making the list is a true testament to the caliber of leadership that is working to secure Florida’s future and ICUF’s leadership … Read more

Former University of North Florida President and Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney has been chosen as the permanent president of Flagler College, after serving as interim president since July. Delaney, who spent 15 years as president of the University of North Florida, was hired for a one-year term as interim Flagler president. “During this time, the … Read more

AdventHealth University’s (AHU) Physician Assistant (PA) program announced their accreditation approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Prior to this, the PA program’s accreditation status was Accreditation- provisional. The process to achieve Accreditation- continued (full accreditation) takes approximately 3 to 4 years for a new PA program. Department Chair and … Read more

Ave Maria University is offering its first ever $2,000 Florida Catholic Scholarship. “We want all Florida Catholics to know that right in their own back yard is a premier institution of higher learning where a student can grow to reach unprecedented heights in their chosen field while simultaneously becoming persons of deep faith,” said Dr. … Read more

Ringling College of Art & Design student, Mariah Salinas, will travel to Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest and will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37. Mariah is a sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration. … Read more

Saint Leo University has appointed Dr. Mark Gesner to the new position of vice president of Community Engagement and Innovation. Gesner will be responsible for building community partnerships, creating new initiatives, and serving as the university’s representative on various external boards and committees. His specific areas of focus include community impact, social entrepreneurism, and professional … Read more

The Barry University Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor granted to graduates who lead in their respective fields and simultaneously transform the community through their service. This year’s recipients are highly accomplished in the fields of health care, education, law, and business and embody the Barry … Read more

Female entrepreneurs are critical to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advance gender equality and eliminate poverty. In emerging economies, however, businesswomen often lack resources and support.An innovative program through Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business, the Global Links Initiative (formerly known as the Global Links Scholar … Read more

The Nielsen Center for the Liberal Arts will focus on faculty development and building a learning community across disciplines. Helmar Nielsen believes so deeply in liberal arts colleges that he’s investing $15 million to keep these distinctively American learning communities vibrant. The newly founded Nielsen Center for the Liberal Arts at Eckerd College (NCLA) will attract to … Read more

Southeastern University, in collaboration with Ball State University and the Minnesota Humanities Center, recently received funding from the Teagle Foundation for a groundbreaking effort to promote content-rich historical and civic learning for undergraduates. The project, “Third Way Civics,” aims to give students the ability to develop a civic identity that does not reduce self-government solely … Read more

University graduates at graduation ceremony

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, The University of Tampa has set another enrollment record for the 24th time since 1995. This year’s total enrollment, including graduates and undergraduates, is 10,794, up 12 percent from last year’s total of 9,605. Just over 900 UT students are international. Approximately 16% of UT students have declared themselves as African-American, Asian … Read more

Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, made four simple requests to the committee that planned his inauguration as Stetson University’s 10th president. He asked for the ceremony to include Stetson students, beautiful music and a role for his family – wife Kim and their three daughters. His next wish was a bit more unusual. “My fourth and final … Read more

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, professor of nursing and health studies, public health sciences, and psychology at the University of Miami, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for his scholarship in prevention science, and for his effective youth- and family-focused HIV and substance-use prevention interventions, which have been scaled throughout school systems … Read more

Bethune-Cookman University is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Michelson Institute For Intellectual Property. The Institute aims to bring intellectual property (IP) education to a new generation of creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs, and we have so much talent at B-CU that will grow and thrive because of this relationship. Michelson IP will be … Read more

Charles “Chuck” Duva, M.D., and his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Duva, Ph.D., longtime community leaders in Volusia County, Florida, have made a generous half-million-dollar gift to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The gift will kick-start an ambitious $5 million Embry-Riddle fundraising initiative to elevate the school’s Launch Your Venture competition.As lead benefactors, the Duvas will help transform Launch Your … Read more