Education

RANDY K. AVENT

PRESIDENT, FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, LAKELAND

Florida Poly is the state’s newest university, with 1,300 students focused exclusively on engineering, mathematics and the physical sciences. Avent is the school’s founding president, arriving in 2014. Florida Poly debuted in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 top 75 engineering colleges without a doctoral program, and top 40 of those that are public.

PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I spent six years at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands doing research for ballistic missile defense. I specialized in super resolution of microwave imagery.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’ve ridden dirt bikes on and off for 40 years.
ADMIRES Piyush Patel, who owns Kyra Solutions in Lakeland
SABBATICAL TOPIC Study fine woodworking at North Bennet Street School in Boston

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