Joyce R. Forchion
- DR. HENRY LEWIS, III, TO TAKE LEAD AT HISTORIC INSTITUTION -
(BLACK PR WIRE) MIAMI GARDENS, FL (JANUARY 27, 2011) – Florida Memorial University, the only Historically Black College or University in South Florida, will hold a press conference to officially announce and present its new president, Henry Lewis, III, Pharm.D. The press conference will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lobby of the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts on campus, located at 15800 N.W. 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens, Florida. The new president will share his vision for the university, “Vision 2020,” to the community and outline plans for his administration.
“This is a momentous occasion and we are very confident in Dr. Lewis’ leadership and vision,” says Charles W. George, chairman of Florida Memorial University’s Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with him to continue Florida Memorial’s legacy of educational excellence and to make the institution one of the best in the nation.”
Dr. Lewis has served as dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida for the past fifteen years. A former interim president of FAMU, he also served as dean of the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for four years. Dr. Lewis is the past president of the Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF) and the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS). Under his leadership, the two organizations secured over $100 million in support of programs improving the quality of education and availability of health care to underserved communities.
Dr. Lewis is also the former chairman of the board of the Florida Education Fund, the nation’s largest producer of African-American Ph.D.’s. After graduating from FAMU with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
For more information on the press conference and to confirm your attendance, contact Matthew Beatty at Sonshine Communications at 305-948-8063, ext. 209.
About Florida Memorial University:
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and the home of Barrington Irving, Jr., the first and youngest pilot of African descent to fly solo around the world. Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For more information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (305) 626-3624 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.
WHO: FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
WHAT: “MEET THE PRESIDENT” PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING NEW FMU PRESIDENT: DR. HENRY LEWIS, III
WHEN: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 â - 10:00 A.M. (DR. LEWIS ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS AFTER CONFERENCE)
WHERE: LOBBY OF THE LOU RAWLS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS â - FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY â - 15800 NW 42ND AVENUE â - MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA 33054