Modesto A. Maidique

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Modesto A. Maidique Dr. Modesto Alex "Mitch" Maidique (pronounced my-DEEK-eh, born in Havana, Cuba March 20, 1940) was the fourth president of Florida International University (FIU), a public research universities in the United States with two urban campuses, more than 38,000 students and 1,200 faculty members. Appointed in 1986, Dr. Maidique was the longest-serving university president in Florida and the second longest-serving research university president in the United States. On November 14, 2008, Maidique presented his resignation to the FIU Board of trustees. On April 25, 2009, Mark B. Rosenberg was chosen to succeed Maidique and assumed office on August 3, 2009. Modesto Maidique was president of FIU for 23 years. Since the 1980s, FIU has grown to become one of the nation’s top public research universities. During his tenure, the Colleges of Law and Engineering and a School of Architecture were established. The FIU College of Medicine was also founded in 2006, making it one of the few US medical schools established in almost 25 years. The first class of medical students began their studies in August 2009. During Maidique’s tenure at FIU, enrollment more than doubled, and the university added 22  ( Wikipedia article )


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Modesto Maidique,Dr. Modesto Maidique,Dr. Modesto A. Maidique,Modesto A Maidique
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United States of America


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard University

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