A group of ICUF Presidents and ICUF President & CEO Bob Boyd met with Gov. Ron DeSantis on August 18 at his office in the state capitol to discuss the Governor’s support and increase of the EASE (Effective Access to Student Education) grant, which is ICUF institutions’ access grant, in his legislative budget recommendation for … Read more

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) recently awarded $96,000 in scholarships to assist 30 students attending independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in Florida. “Florida’s independent colleges and universities provide high quality education options for all types of students across the Sunshine State,” said Bob Boyd, ICUF president and … Read more

The Saint Leo University Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Edward Dadez as the 11th president of the university, following the resignation of President Jeffrey Senese. Having held several leadership positions at Saint Leo during the past 22 years, Dadez holds a strong passion and appreciation for Saint Leo’s core values; its diverse students, faculty, … Read more

The Eckerd College Board of Trustees announced that James J. Annarelli, Ph.D., will serve as the College’s interim president beginning Aug. 2. Annarelli, who has worked at Eckerd for 32 years, was the vice president for student life and dean of students. Annarelli earned his Ph.D. in religion and society from Drew University in 1984 … Read more

Southeastern University (SEU) has just been ranked as a top college in both social mobility and diversity by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 rankings. The university has also received a new classification as a doctoral/national university. Ranked 105th, SEU was in the top 25% for social mobility. Top performers in social mobility … Read more

As Doctor of Physical Therapy students from AdventHealth University, we are grateful for the opportunity to pair with AdventHealth Centra Care nurse practitioners in extending the healing ministry of Christ to Hondurans this summer. Visiting the Central American country or another underdeveloped area of the world is a requirement for all Doctor of Physical Therapy … Read more

State Rep. Marie Woodson became a caregiver for 14 years after her mother suffered a stroke. “I know what it takes for nurses to care for us,” she said. “I sympathize with them because I see the hard work that they are doing on a daily basis.” By 2035, Florida will face a shortage of … Read more

Lynn University found that the personal focus of its admissions program works. New student enrollment is up 59 percent in the last 10 years. New students arrived at Lynn University this fall, 785 first-years and 100 transfer students. Both numbers are up from last year, when Lynn welcomed 759 freshmen and 86 transfers. Over a decade, the … Read more

U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best College Guide ranked Barry University No. 56 among national universities for its successes in enrolling and graduating disadvantaged students that receive Pell Grants.  “The rankings reflect our commitment to providing access to college for students from all backgrounds and helping them succeed,” Barry University President Mike Allen said. “Many of our … Read more

Beacon College, the first accredited baccalaureate institution in the nation for neurodivergent students, and WUCF TV, a PBS member station, have partnered to air the third season of the college’s award-winning television program, “A World of Difference.” Created in 2020, “A World of Difference” examines neurodiversity issues related to learning disabilities experienced from birth to … Read more

Hodges University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program students have been making the trip to Orlando for three years now to volunteer at the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. It has almost become tradition within the PTA program to make the trip out to Orlando each summer and volunteer to screen special athletes for a … Read more

Chemistry professor Ellane Park’s research involves gold nanoparticles, which can be used in diagnostic devices, like the at-home tests used to diagnose COVID-19 or in therapeutic treatments for more targeted drug delivery. “The science behind nanotechnology can provide a way to deliver drugs through these tiny vessels that we create for a more targeted approach for … Read more

John G. Harris, Ph.D., a distinguished scholar and accomplished leader who oversaw dramatic increases in faculty and research funding as chair of University of Florida’s electrical and computer engineering department, is the new dean of Florida Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. Harris spent 29 years at UF, including the last 11 years as department … Read more

Recently, students in the inaugural class of the Jacksonville University College of Law experienced their first few days of their three years of study. At the convocation  ceremony, JU President Tim Cost provided a history of the university’s 88-year path toward a law school, an initiative rooted in the institution’s establishment in 1934 as William J. Porter … Read more

The University of Tampa is again ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier in the category Best Regional Universities (South) in its the 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. The Sykes College of Business and UT’s nursing program were also named as top undergraduate programs, which are based solely on the … Read more

Flagler College claimed the number two spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges guide for Best Regional Colleges in the South. This recognition brings the College up two spots from its 2021-2022 number four ranking in this category. “A number two spot in the U.S. News Best Regional Colleges in the South … Read more