Students at Florida College can take advantage of an innovative new career path starting this coming fall. In 2024, mechanical engineering will become the latest four-year degree option offered by Florida College. Clay Soto, Associate Vice President of Enrollment at FC, said the mission of the engineering department is to prepare students for careers and … Read more

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From the August 2023 issue of Florida Trend Magazine: Looking back at this spring’s legislative session in Tallahassee, Bob Boyd says he is “heartened.

The Keiser University Nursing Advisory Council appeared before state lawmakers and industry leaders at the Florida Capitol on March 9 to announce a series of short- and long-term recommendations to help solve Florida’s nursing shortage. The nursing advisory council was formed in the wake of a 2021 Florida Hospital Association (FHA) report that indicated the … Read more

John Nicklow has been named the next leader of Florida Institute of Technology. Board of trustees chair Travis Proctor announced on behalf of the board that Nicklow, president of the University of New Orleans in Louisiana, has been appointed as the sixth president in Florida Tech’s 65-year history. Nicklow, with a background in engineering and higher education teaching, research … Read more

Stetson University has named Elizabeth Skomp its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Skomp has been dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since 2019. “Stetson is so fortunate to have secured Dr. Elizabeth Skomp for this vital leadership role,” university President Christopher Roellke said in a news release. “Dr. Skomp is a … Read more

Ronald L. Vaughn, who led the transformation of The University of Tampa into a model, nationally known institution over his presidential tenure, has announced his retirement. He will retire on May 31, 2024 after almost 30 years of serving as UT’s president. “lt’s been the greatest honor of my life to lead this incredible University. … Read more

Webber International University recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of their new Health Sciences Center. The first phase of the Center will be home to the University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), which had already admitted their student cohorts for their programs. … Read more

Barry University has announced three impactful leaders in the healthcare and legal professions have been appointed to serve on its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Denise Kim Beamer, a Barry alumna, who is a highly regarded judge for the Orange County Circuit Court in Florida; Matthew J. Muhart, a Barry alumnus, who is the … Read more

Amerijet International Airlines announced the launch of its Pilot Pathway Program with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle is the first university to sign an agreement with Amerijet to launch this program. The airline will recruit and provide mentoring and coaching to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled in Embry-Riddle’s Aeronautical Science degree program. Upon successful completion of their degree, … Read more

Diagnosed with one of the country’s highest nursing shortages, Florida is a prime location for promising health care professionals in search of interesting careers. Florida’s population is growing and aging, and thousands of nurses are expected to retire in the next several years. Higher education is stepping in with a solution. The demand is for universities … Read more

From press relations for her family’s business of daredevil circus performers to advocating for the men and women who bring fish from the water to our tables, Flagler alumna Lisa Wallenda Picard has been telling the story of people throughout her career. Picard’s foundation for telling these kinds of stories began on the coast, studying … Read more

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has granted Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) full accreditation during its meeting this past February. Achieving this final, essential milestone in a three-step accreditation journey, which involved numerous site visits and spanning more than six years, grants NSU MD the privilege of officially conferring … Read more

Hodges University’s marketing team earned four national awards in the 38th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. “It’s always gratifying when peers from around the country and the world recognize the work we do,” said Teresa Araque, Vice President of Marketing and External Communication. “Working with such a talented team of professionals is rewarding. We appreciate the support … Read more

It’s official. Rollins has closed the books on its largest-ever fundraising campaign, raising $293,483,635 to elevate the College’s commitment to everything from academic excellence and applied learning to life-changing scholarships and one of the nation’s top residential liberal arts campuses. More than 16,000 donors from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries contributed to Brighter … Read more

Recently, Warner University’s Social Welfare Policy class traveled to Tallahassee, FL for the 2023 Legislative Education and Advocacy Days hosted by NASW-FL. LEAD is a two-day event in Tallahassee where students and social work professionals meet to advocate for effective, sustainable policies that are reflective of the NASW Code of Ethics. Students had the opportunity to meet … Read more

Stetson President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, has announced that Jeffery T. Gates, L.P.D, will serve as the university’s new Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, following a nationwide search. Gates is currently Senior Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success at Utica University in Utica, New York, and will begin his new role … Read more

After beginning a nationwide search for a candidate to fill a Chief Nursing Administrator position, Southeastern University (SEU) has announced that it has hired Dr. Mark Reinhardt to take the role. Officially beginning in March, Reinhardt serves as a visionary leader for all of the university’s nursing programs, faculty and students. As the Chief Nursing … Read more

Beacon College has taken a significant step forward in the evolution of the school’s athletics program with its recent admission into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, a national small-college intercollegiate athletic league. The college, which over the past several years had ramped up its competition against Florida colleges and club teams was recently accepted … Read more