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  • Search for Florida Poly's 2nd president officially kicks off

    Dec 13, 2023

    The search for the next president of Florida Polytechnic University was officially launched on Wednesday, Dec. 13, after the University's Board of Trustees approved the presidential position criteria recommended by its presidential search committee. With this Board's approval, the committee is ready to charge full steam ahead with the search process and subsequent review of candidates.

  • Florida Poly president honored as top business leader on prestigious statewide list

    Oct 25, 2023

    In his last year as Florida Polytechnic University president, Dr. Randy K. Avent was recognized once again for his exceptional leadership by statewide magazine Florida Trend. It is the fifth consecutive year Avent makes the publication's prominent Florida 500 list, which celebrates the state's most influential business leaders and executives across major industries.

  • Florida Poly Board of Trustees announces presidential search committee

    Sep 7, 2023

    The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees announced the selection of the 15-member presidential search committee that will work to find the institution's second president.

  • Florida Poly President Randy Avent to step down after decade of growing success

    Jul 24, 2023

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, announced today that he is stepping down from the position at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, 10 years after he began leading the all-STEM institution to remarkable accomplishments.

  • President Avent's Retirement Announcement

    Jul 24, 2023

    Dear Florida Poly family, It's with enormous optimism for the future, and pride in all Florida Polytechnic University has accomplished, that I share important personal news with you today.

  • Florida Poly president named to Tampa Bay's list of most impactful business leaders

    Feb 1, 2023

    Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, was recognized as one of the most influential business executives by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The publication revealed its annual Power 100 list today, acknowledging the business leaders who have generated the biggest impact in the Tampa Bay region.

  • Fulbright Finland pact broadens global opportunities at Florida Poly

    Dec 8, 2022

    Officials from Florida Polytechnic University and the Fulbright Finland Foundation have signed an agreement to provide educational opportunities between the University and Finland.

  • Florida Poly president selected to prominent list of top influential leaders

    Oct 27, 2022

    For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, has been recognized as one of Florida's most influential leaders by Florida Trend magazine. The publication's annual Florida 500 list features the state's top leaders and executives across major industries.

  • Avent appointed to Orlando Economic Partnership board

    Oct 20, 2022

    Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, recently was appointed to the board of Orlando Economic Partnership. The board works to unify community strategies to build a stronger, more prosperous economy for the Central Florida region.

  • Florida Poly boosts global impact with Fulbright Italy agreement

    Sep 1, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University leaders have solidified an agreement with the U.S-Italy Fulbright Commission to provide educational opportunities between the University and Italy.