Karl S Wright Wants To Focus On Globalized Community As President Of Florida Memorial University
Born in Jamaica and widely traveled internationally, the new president of Florida Memorial University has a global vision — that the students at South Florida’s only private historically black university should spend some time abroad to prepare themselves for roles in the globalized economy.
Economist Karl Wright was appointed president of the 128-year-old FMU — formerly Florida Memorial College — in July after serving as its executive vice president and provost. He was inaugurated formally in his new role last month.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Wright, 54, served for seven years as dean of the business school at South Carolina State University and as an assistant professor of commodity marketing and economics at North Carolina A&T State University.
He was interviewed on the Miami Gardens campus by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today. Advertisement