Tag: Randy Avent

Drew WilsonMay 6, 2018

Florida’s newest public university graduated 220 students Friday, most of whom were part of university’s inaugural class. Florida Polytechnic University, or Florida Poly, shed its old status as the Lakeland campus of the University of South Florida back in 2012 after the Legislature approved a plan for the school to be spun off as its […]

Jim RosicaJuly 25, 2016

Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective Sept. 1. President Randy K. Avent announced the appointment Monday. Parker, an engineering researcher, most recently served as provost and executive vice president of the Colorado School of Mines, according to a press release. “As provost at Florida Poly, Parker will oversee all aspects […]

Jim RosicaJune 20, 2016

Florida Polytechnic University, the state’s newest institution of higher education, is on its way to full accreditation. The school announced Monday it was granted official “candidacy” status to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC. It’s the “regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in […]


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