Miami, Nov. 4, 2020 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Lenore Rodicio has been appointed to St. Brendan High School’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Rodicio is a proud alumna of St. Brendan, a leading South Florida institution renowned for its academic programs and faith-based curriculum.
“I am so honored to return to St. Brendan and have the opportunity to give back to my alma mater,” Dr. Rodicio said. “I look forward to helping guide students as they complete high school and set their sights on college.”
A nationally recognized leader in higher education, most of Dr. Rodicio’s work has focused on student access, success and achievement, the recruitment of underserved populations to the STEM fields, increased access to liberal education for all students and the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning process. Her transformational work has led to significant improvements in retention and graduation and earned MDC the 2019 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. Today, MDC’s retention and graduation rates for all students, and in particular for minority students, exceed the national average. These improved outcomes have positioned MDC as first in the state and among the top four institutions nationally in increasing the economic mobility of its students.
The recipient of many accolades, Dr. Rodicio was honored most recently with the Hispanic Leadership Award presented by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she was selected as a Miami Herald Influencer in recognition of her role and voice in higher education and named one of South Florida’s influential businesswomen by South Florida Business Journal in 2018. In 2017, she was named the In the Company of Women Outstanding Woman in Education Honoree by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women of Miami-Dade Parks. Dr. Rodicio also serves as a board member for the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, which supports the nation’s third largest park system, and is a board member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
St. Brendan’s mission is to provide students with an authentic Catholic educational experience characterized by a safe and diverse environment of academic excellence, mutual respect, and the holistic development of the individual – intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. To learn more, visit www.stbrendanhigh.org.