President Elected to Three Statewide Education Groups
MELBOURNE, FLA. — In addition to leading the Space Coast’s national research university, Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony J. Catanese is
continuing his efforts to enhance higher education across Florida. Catanese has recently accepted three leadership assignments:
• Elected as a trustee of the Florida Independent Colleges Fund. This foundation manages the endowment and awards scholarships to private colleges in
• Elected as vice chairman and Executive Committee member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. This is the representative group of
Florida’s 28 private colleges and universities.
• Elected to an unprecedented fifth term to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. This
group represents all non-profit universities, colleges, and community colleges in Florida.
“I enjoy the opportunity to work with my colleagues across the state to ensure that Florida continues to provide diverse, challenging and well-respected
higher education opportunities,” Catanese said. “Our students deserve nothing less.”
Catanese, who has served as Florida Tech president since 2002, has devoted his career to education. Past leadership assignments include serving as
president of Florida Atlantic University.
Catanese holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree from New York University and a doctoral degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. A prolific writer, he has published 13 books, 18 chapters in books and more than 100 articles and monographs.