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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Governor Appoints NSU Dean of Diversity To State Minority Teachers Board

Fort Lauderdale – Davie, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce the appointment of Delores M. Smiley, Ed.D, to the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) Board of Directors.

Smiley, who serves as Dean of Community Education and Diversity Affairs at NSU’s Fischler of Education and Human Services, has been appointed to the board for a three-year term by Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

The FFMT, created by the Florida legislature in 1997, is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American Indian students. The primary purpose of the Fund is to attract capable community college graduates and beginning education majors who are interested in pursuing full-time teaching careers in Florida’s public schools. The scholarships are offered to Florida residents who are newly enrolled as upper division undergraduates in state approved teacher preparation programs FFMT operates as a consortium of 30 public and private colleges and universities in partnership with Florida’s 28 community colleges.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this appointment,” said Smiley. “I consider this to be one of my life’s goals to have been appointed to this board. I expect to hit the ground running with various initiatives that can and will make a difference in the lives of future educators of Florida.”

Last Spring, Smiley was recognized as NSU’s Executive of the Year and was also celebrated as one of the movers and shakers featured in the inaugural issue of Who’s Who in Black South Florida. She is currently working on the spring launch of a program she authored – the Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Diversity Education. The program received approval late fall by the NSU Board of Trustees.

For additional information on the scholarship offering or NSU’s teacher preparation programs, contact Maxine Mason at 954-262-7900 or small@nsu.nova.edu. You may also log on to the official website at www.ffmt.org.

Media Contact:
Lourdes Rodriguez-Barrera, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309, rodrlour@nova.edu