The Board of Trustees of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has elected Dr. Lawrence (“Larry”) M. Drake II as Interim President effective immediately. The election of Dr. Drake follows the University’s announcement on June 8 that outgoing Interim President Hiram C. Powell decided to retire. Dr. Drake currently serves as Dean of B-CU’s College of Business & … Read more

The Florida Institute of Technology board of trustees has announced that Robert L. King has been appointed interim president. King, a national leader in higher education and former chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), is expected to arrive on campus the week of July 11. King most recently was assistant secretary for … Read more

ICUF President & CEO Bob Boyd attends a meeting of the Florida Credentials Review Committee or CRC in Tampa in conjunction with the Florida Chamber of Commerce “Learners to Earners” meeting on June 27, 2022. Mr. Boyd was appointed to the CRC by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ REACH Office (Reimagining Education and Career Help). With regard to higher … Read more

Jamie Anderson joins the SEU staff as VP of marketing. Anderson will direct SEU’s brand strategy through the development of marketing campaigns intended to drive engagement and brand awareness. He has more than 25 years of experience in education, multi-specialty health care, bands and brands. Anderson has also served as the site director for SEU’s … Read more

Michael Steiner, previously chief of staff, will now be vice president for innovation and communication. Steiner has served as chief of staff since 2017. In his new position, he will oversee the startup of university initiatives and seek funding for the projects through grant resources. He will also create and develop the SEU Media Network. … Read more

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Hodges University accepted a $10,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will benefit Hodges University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. “As the first Hispanic Serving Institution in the region, we have built a successful ESL program that helps our students learn to speak, write and read in English with confidence,” said Dr. … Read more

Michael “Mike” Hendricks, Ed.D., currently vice president for enrollment management at Furman University (SC), has been named vice president for strategic enrollment planning at The University of Tampa. At UT, Hendricks will oversee all of the University’s enrollment management activities, including financial aid, registrar and strategic outreach efforts for undergraduate and graduate enrollment. “Mike brings 25 years of … Read more

Beacon College added new hardware to its trophy case after its “A World of Difference” television show collected three awards in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens. The competition is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and includes Adobe, … Read more

Barry University has announced that longtime supporters Trish and Dan Bell have committed $1.25 million to the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin Scholarship fund. Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin was the fifth president of Barry University from 1981 to 2004 and led Barry through time of unprecedented growth. The gift will provide financial support for students who embody Sr. Jeanne’s legacy … Read more

Dr. Tamilla Curtis, an associate professor of Management in the David B. O’Maley College of Business, was selected as a 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar, the most highly competitive program for international educational exchange in the United States. An Embry-Riddle alumna who earned her master’s degree in 2001, Curtis was the only scholar from Embry-Riddle selected … Read more

Saint Leo University recently welcomed the community to its newest addition, a $20 million, 59,500-square-foot Wellness Center, nestled on the banks of Lake Jovita. “This is not just a university building,” said University President Jeffrey D. Senese. “It’s a beautiful beacon on a hill next to a beautiful lake. It is, I hope, a manifestation … Read more

The recent appointment of Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, to a national eye care research advisory board acknowledges the institute’s leadership role in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, who maintains a range of leadership responsibilities within the University of Miami Health System, recently completed a two-cycle term serving on … Read more

Keiser University has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aimed at growing DHS’s workforce in key areas related to national security and other pertinent homeland security missions. Under the partnership, Keiser University campuses throughout Florida and online will collaborate with DHS to expand recruitment … Read more

The Stetson Business School Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce its support of Stetson University School of Business Administration students, as well as students in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music, by way of the James H. Maury Jr. Memorial Scholarships. The late Maury was a 1979 graduate of Stetson University, earning a Bachelor … Read more

While students are away for the summer, Jacksonville University is taking the time to make improvements across campus, prioritizing those most requested by students. Last fall, nearly 600 students shared their input about what they wanted to see changed on campus. Of that group, 30 students participated in three, hour-long focus groups to better understand their … Read more

Thirteen Edward Waters University student leaders attended the National Association of Student Affairs (NASAP) Student Leadership Institute (SLI) at Savannah State University. The Student Leadership Institute is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating leadership program developed by HBCU administration aimed to develop HBCU student leaders. Our EWU delegation attended sessions and activities aimed at leadership topics … Read more

Recently, Florida College students participated in a one-day academic competition, Falcon Challenge, pitching their business ideas to business leaders “Shark Tank” style. The purpose of the competition was to give real-world opportunities and experiences designed to stimulate and reward innovative thinking and entrepreneurial persistence. The teams competed for scholarship prizes by presenting their concepts to … Read more

Abby Bittner, Flagler College class of 2021, got her first cover story in The Daily Sun newspaper shortly after being hired for her first professional reporting position. After graduating from Flagler, Bittner said her path was a bit unclear as she struggled to find any journalism-related positions on the market, and after a brief stint … Read more

Lately, Southeastern University (SEU) has been hosting a group of 16 cadets on its Lakeland campus as a part of the U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Flight Academy Program. As one of only 24 institutions across the nation awarded a contract with the AFJROTC Flight Academy, SEU is in its third … Read more

Palm Beach Atlantic senior Miriam Edele has won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study this summer in Cusco, Peru.The Gilman Scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). “This award is highly competitive on a level with the Fulbright Award,” said Dr. Carl Miller, who leads … Read more