- DR. HENRY LEWIS, III, TO TAKE LEAD AT HISTORIC INSTITUTION-
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - 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.
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