Education

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

PRESIDENT, MIAMI DADE COLLEGE, MIAMI

Pumariega became MDC’s first female president in 2020. MDC is the most diverse higher learning institution in the country, with more than 100,000 students and more than 6,000 employees across eight campuses and outreach centers. MDC confers more associate degrees than any other college and awards the most associate degrees to Hispanic students. It also ranks fifth in the nation for awarding associate degrees to black students.

EDUCATION St. Thomas University (BA), Florida Atlantic University (MA), Currently a doctoral candidate at Barry University
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Once the campus president at MDC’s Wolfson campus, Pumariega led a non-profit organization before being appointed the first female and Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System. She also served as provost of Tallahassee Community College.
ADMIRES Disney and the positive values it exemplifies, from innovation and community to storytelling and optimism
READING Start with Why, by Simon Sinek

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience