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Orlando Regional Chamber's Business Leadership Roundtable

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Orlando Regional Chamber

301 East Pine Street

9th Floor

Orlando, FL 32801

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Dr. Randy K. Avent

Founding President, Florida Polytechnic University

Dr. Randy K. Avent is the founding president of Florida Polytechnic University, the newest of the state’s 12 public universities and the only polytechnic university in the State University System of Florida. As Florida Polytechnic University’s inaugural president, Dr. Avent is responsible for the development and operation of the university and is committed to strategically developing Florida Poly as a research and jobs university, an agent for growth and a beacon for the economy. His career exemplifies the qualities of innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship the University seeks to instill in students. An accomplished academician, senior administrator and research scientist, Dr. Avent has an extensive background teaching and directing research at higher-education institutions dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). At Florida Polytechnic, Dr. Avent will focus on the core STEM disciplines of Engineering, Analytics & Informatics, and Computer Science, which are considered key to economic growth and prosperity for Florida and the nation as a whole. He has pledged to:

  • Build infrastructure at Florida Polytechnic University that inspires technology-rich environments for innovation;

  • Create a campus environment that nurtures collaborative research, learning and economic outreach;

  • Encourage innovative teaching methods and discovery-based researchcourses that address real-world, industry-driven problems;

  • Develop accountability dashboards and a flat operational structure with minimal overhead;

  • Establish sound financial growth, stability and administrative practices.

A Benefit of Membership at the Executive Connection Level.

More about Business Leadership Roundtable Business Leadership Roundtable is a quarterly, invitation-only luncheon that serves as a hub for breakthrough thinking for top-tier members of the Orlando Regional Chamber. The focus of the Roundtable is to connect decision makers and successful leaders with each other, provide a forum to sharpen leadership skills and gain insight into the practices that will help them achieve success within their organizations, the community and the world.

Questions? Please contact Kellie Pinel at kellie.pinel@orlando.org

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Orlando Regional Chamber

301 East Pine Street

9th Floor

Orlando, FL 32801

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