Joshua ben Michael Padron Appointed President of DeVry University's South Florida Metro

MIRAMAR, Fla., August 14, 2009

DeVry University has announced the appointment of Joshua ben Michael Padron as president of its South Florida Metro area.

In his new position, Padron’s responsibility is to ensure that faculty and staff effectively carry out the mission of the institution by delivering a quality educational experience for students. DeVry University’s South Florida Metro comprises three locations: Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

Padron is a native of South Florida, earning his bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (Higher Education Leadership) from Argosy University.

“With Joshua’s appointment, I’m confident that we have found the right combination of leadership qualities and higher education administration experience to lead the South Florida Metro to even greater heights,” said Julio Torres, DeVry University Group vice president for the South Florida Metro.

Prior to joining DeVry, Padron was president of Collins College in Tempe, Ariz. Previously, Padron was the campus director for Brooks College in California and vice president of admissions and marketing at Lehigh Valley College in Pennsylvania. In addition, he served as high school director of admissions for the International Academy of Design & Technology in Orlando, Fla.

“We’re pleased to welcome Joshua to the academic community of South Florida,” said Joan K. Goodrich, executive vice president of The Broward Alliance. “His experience and knowledge of the economic and academic forces of our region make him a valuable partner to help lead us into the future.”

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