Florida Memorial University

florida memorial universityFlorida Memorial University, a historically Black college related to Baptist Churches and traditions, is one of the oldest academic centers in Florida. The private, coeducational, baccalaureate degree-granting college has its origins in the Florida Baptist Institute, founded in 1879 in Live Oak, Florida, and in the Florida Baptist Academy, founded in 1892 in Jacksonville, Florida.

These two institutions merged in 1941 to form the Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial Institute in St. Augustine, Florida. The institution became a four-year college in 1945. Following several name changes, Florida Memorial College, was adopted in 1963 and the institution moved to its present location in Miami, Florida in 1968. In 2004, the college obtained university status and is now known as Florida Memorial University and is under the leadership of President, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis.

Florida Memorial University serves a culturally diverse student population through programs in liberal and technical education. These programs are designed to prepare students to function effectively in a highly competitive technological global society. The college is committed to excellence, and is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth; the free exchange of idea; and the transmission and preservation of African-American history and heritage.

The definitive mission of Florida Memorial University is to inculcate in students the importance of life-long learning, character and a commitment in leadership through service in the enhancement of their lives and the lives of others.

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