Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Monday, August 01, 2011
Warm welcome and fond farewell
I am very pleased to introduce two new members of the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees, recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott.
Mariana “Marili” L. Cancio practices law and is managing partner at Cancio Johnson and Echarte. She specializes in corporate, real estate and international law and serves as General Counsel to leading Hispanic-owned construction companies. We welcome Marili Cancio and know that her many years of experience in these areas will serve as a new and valuable resource to the College.
Jose K. Fuentes serves as the principal for The Fuentes & Rodriguez Consulting Group, a governmental affairs firm that specializes in environmental and water resources throughout the state of Florida. The firm represents both private and public clients on these issues. Jose also spent 17 years in public sector in several positions, including director of the Office of Hispanic Affairs for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Special Assistant to Senator Connie Mack. We offer a warm welcome to Jose Fuentes.
Welcoming new members to our Board, however, also means bidding farewell to two of our most valued members. With the expiration of their terms, Peter Roulhac and Mikki Canton leave MDC’s Board but not without having made tremendous contributions to MDC. They will surely be missed but will always be part of the MDC family. They have my deepest gratitude for their years of loyal service.