Florida Memorial University Announces President’s Departure
MIAMI GARDENS, FL. – Effective Thursday, November 8, Henry Lewis III, president of Florida Memorial University (FMU), will leave the executive leadership position he has held since February 2011.
In a letter dated October 12, 2012 to Mr. Charles George, chairman of the Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees, President Lewis tendered his letter of resignation, effective June 30, 2013.
In a subsequent letter from Chairman George, dated Nov. 5 and received on Nov. 6, it was indicated that the president was being terminated, effective Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
“I appreciate the opportunity to have served as the 12th president of Florida Memorial and wish the university continued success,” Lewis said in a brief statement.
During Lewis’ nearly two years at the helm of South Florida’s only historically black university, Lewis said he is proud of the accomplishments that have been realized under his Vision 2020, which was designed to move FMU “from good to great.” For a look at some of the Lewis Administration highlights, please see attachment (Lewis Administration Accomplishment Highlights).
Lewis, who is a former elected official (Leon County Commissioner), has spent more than 30 years of his career as a successful administrator at historically black universities in Florida and Texas.