NACAE’s yearly award “Educator of the Year” for 2012, was granted to Dr. Modesto A. Maidique during a luncheon at The Big Five Club, on December 8, 2012.
Dr. Maidique is President Emeritus, Alva H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar, Chair in Leadership and Professor of Management, School of Business Administration, all at Florida International University (FIU).
Dr. Maidique was the first Cuban American President of a US university, and under his leadership FIU tripled in physical size, grew to over 40,000 students, and new accredited colleges were created in Law, Engineering, Architecture, Public Health, and Medicine.
NACAE is honored to grant this award to Dr. Maidique In recognition of his oustanding achievements in the field of higher education.