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Personnel Note: Terry Parker named provost of Florida Poly

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Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective September 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 of the academic experience, from recruiting students and steering curriculum, to hiring professors and securing research grants amid Florida Poly’s growth,” the release said. “Adding…

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Florida Poly one more step closer to accreditation

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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 the Southern states,” according to its website. Florida Poly President Dr. Randy Avent broke the news with students, staff and faculty, with SACSCOC Vice President Dr.…

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Once-controversial Florida Poly University gets expansion funds

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Now in its second year of operation the state’s newest university, Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland, will receive money in this year’s state budget for its second major academic building and funding for a new program. In the budget, and approved earlier by the Board of Governors, are $5 million for the preliminary preparation and construction of the Applied Research Center and $2.5 million for a program named the Enterprise Center to spur and aid in developing local technology startups. “Though…

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