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Front Page » Profile » Dade Medical College Founder Ernesto Perez Still Building As He Brings University Of Southernmost Florida To Gables

Dade Medical College Founder Ernesto Perez Still Building As He Brings University Of Southernmost Florida To Gables

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Written by on February 28, 2013

Ernesto Perez has been a very busy man since founding Dade Medical College 14 years ago. Since its inception, the college has grown significantly and now boasts campuses in Homestead, Miami, Miami Lakes, Hollywood, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

In 2011, Dade Medical College acquired Jacksonville’s Southern Career College. The name was changed to University of Southernmost Florida in order to more accurately represent the new direction of the institution and in recognition of the institution’s approval by its accrediting body to offer degrees up to the master’s degree level.

The acquisition was the first for Dade Medical College.

Mr. Perez said he is focusing on the launch of the University of Southernmost Florida campus in Coral Gables and has been eyeing opportunities for Dade Medical College in other parts of the state and abroad.

Recruited to the University of Southernmost Florida, Mr. Perez said, are Dr. Steve Kerr, who will serve as president, and the former mayor of Coral Gables, Don Slesnick, who has been named dean of the school of public administration.

Reporter Laura Stace interviewed Mr. Perez at the University of Southernmost Florida’s financial aid and admission office at 178 Giralda Ave. To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, GO TO e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. –> Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2013 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1″);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();

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