Education

JULIO FRENK

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, MIAMI

Frenk has a medical degree from the National University of Mexico and a master’s degree in public health and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His parents fled Germany for Mexico in the 1930s. His father, he says, “has been my role model as a doctor, my guide. He is incredibly cultured, with a vast amount of knowledge, so I never tire of listening to him. Above all else, he is a good human being.”

Frenk served as Mexico’s Minister of Health from 2000-06, leading reforms in that country’s health system and introducing a program that expanded access to health care for more than 55 million previously uninsured Mexicans. He was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and also served as senior fellow in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Before joining UM in 2015, Frenk was the dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the T&G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. UM, which has 17,000 students in 11 schools and colleges, now has some $300 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. It ranks among the top 50 private schools in the country.

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

STEVEN CURRALL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

FEDRICK INGRAM

FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan Higher Education

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Thad Seymour Jr.

University of Central Florida

Sandy Shugart

Valencia College

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

John Thrasher

Florida State University

Ronald Vaughn

University of Tampa