1 INDEPENDENT COLLEGES. U N I V E R S I T I E S of F L O R I D A. &. ED H. MOORE, PhD I C U F P R E S I D E N T. (850) 681-3188 ICUF REPORT May 2010 . Presidents council Elects New Officers The ICUF Presidents council elected Florida Institute of Technology president Anthony Catanese to a two-year term as chair, succeeding St. Tho- mas University president Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale. Serving as Chairman of the ICUF council of Presidents is an important link to the other colleges and universities.. Dr. Catanese is a highly respected authority on Florida higher education issues and will be an outstanding representative for ICUF in statewide policy discussions, said ICUF president Ed Moore.
2 The others officers elected by the council at its annual meeting were: Flagler College president William T. Abare, Vice Chair; Ringling College of Art and Design president Larry R. Thompson, Secretary; and Bethune-Cookman University president Trudie Kibbe Reed, Treasurer. Joining the officers on the Executive Committee are Palm Beach Atlantic University president Lu Hardin as a member-at-large and Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale as past president . Dr. Anthony Dr. Larry Catanese Thompson Dr. Anthony Catanese Dr. William Abare Msgr. Franklyn Dr. Trudie Kibbe Dr. Lu Hardin Casale Reed ICUF, Partners Seek $103 Million Broadband Grant The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, the Florida College System (FCS), and the state's public broadcasting stations have teamed up to apply for a $103 million federal grant to create a statewide network to boost and sustain broadband access for all residents in Florida.
3 Winners of the broadband grant awards are expected to be announced in September. "The Florida Education SmartNet will link all of the state's public broadcasting stations, state and independent colleges and universities to a higher education network that boosts education, economic development, employment growth, elder services, and emergency man- agement throughout Florida," said ICUF president Dr. Ed H. Moore. "This partnership of pub- lic and private education institutions will create the nation's premier higher education technol- ogy collaboration of on-site, on-line, and on-the-air community institutions. It will mean that in Florida, higher education and its benefits can reach every student, every community, and every region of the state.
4 ". The Florida SmartNet project is a partnership of higher education institutions and FPBS. stations, with the majority of the organizations having little to no access to high speed broad- band. Florida SmartNet aims to benefit all Floridians by improving the connectivity within their communities, as it will encompass more than seven million households, million businesses and 47,000 community anchor and public safety institutions. Each of the participating institu- tions will serve as an entry point for the broadband technology, which will enable every Florid- ian living within 50 miles of those locations to gain access to the Internet.
5 This grant opportu- nity will help expand technology to particularly underserved areas of the state, said the Florida College System Chancellor Dr. Willis N. Holcombe. Finding ways to increase the scope and use of technology will undoubtedly enhance the learning opportunities available to students and will provide the needed fuel to drive our future workforce forward.. Ed H. Moore: A Must-Know Floridian Three Finalists Selected for FMU. Florida Trend featured ICUF president The Florida Memorial University Presiden- Ed H. Moore as A Must-Know Floridian on its tial Search Committee has selected three finalists website, for president .
6 Our initial pool of eighty applicants The article featured a photo of Moore vying for the presidential position has been nar- rowed down to an impressive three, said Charles and a link to the ICUF website, , W. George, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. encouraging visitors to read a letter he wrote Each candidate would bring certain strengths to about ICUF. The Independent Colleges & the institution that would further advance our mis- Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse as- sion, so our choice will be a difficult one.. sociation of 28 private, not-for-profit, educa- tional institutions all based in Florida and The finalists are: accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS), Moore said.
7 Dr. Lawrence Davenport, Executive Vice We serve more than president of Neher and Associates, a Sacra- 120,000 students at over mento, CA, consulting firm and former executive 180 sites around Florida. vice president of Florida Atlantic University. We offer programs at the Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones, Senior Vice main campuses, at satellite president of Benedict College and former director sites in communities and at of engineering at Futron Corp. in Bethesda, MD. community colleges.. Dr. Lester Newman, Vice president for academic affairs at Lane College in Jackson, TN. Dr. Ed Moore 2. St. Thomas president Comments on Human Rights St.
8 Thomas president Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale issued a state- ment emphasizing the university's long-standing commitment to the hu- man rights of Florida farm workers and Haitian coffee farmers. He said the university's Center for Justice and Peace has worked for years to address the issues affecting farm workers in the Immokalee area. For us, at St. Thomas University, discussing immigration needs and solutions requires consciousness of what is really going on in the Immokalee farm workers'. lives, and immersion experiences like this are one of the ways we develop leaders for life.' Monsignor Casale Casale said the university has been working with the Archdiocese of Miami on three projects in Haiti, including the growing of free-trade organic coffee Caf.
9 Cocano, which is sold at the STU bookstore and on the Web. We brew coffee for relief and human promotion; at the same time we enjoy an excellent cup of coffee, he said. Egyptian Academic Named Fulbright Scholar at Bethune-Cookman Dr. Mamdouh Nasr, Professor and Vice Dean for gradu- ate studies and research in agriculture at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt has been named a Fulbright Scholar-in- Residence at Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. Mamdouh will teach courses in environmental and ecological economics, economic approaches to environmental issues, environmental policy, risk management and advanced environmental eco- nomics.
10 We are delighted that the Fulbright Foreign Scholar- ship Board has recognized Bethune-Cookman University with this prestigious grant, and we look forward to welcoming Dr. Mamdouh Nasr to our campus, said Bethune-Cookman Presi- Dr. Mamdouh dent Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed. Hodges Appoints First Professor Emeritus Dr. Gene Landrum is retiring after serving for 15 years as a fac- ulty member in the Hodges University Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business and has been named Hodges' first Professor Emeritus. During his many years as an entrepreneur, Gene gained first-hand insight that he has imparted to his students, said Hodges president Terry McMahan.