BUSINESS: Lakeland native Sly Buford, 34, says the private equity firm he founded, Tenth Street Group LLC, is looking to invest $1 million in local businesses doing $1M to $25M in revenue. (Subscribers only) | Tenth Street Group | LinkedIn | Sly Buford’s website SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY has named two new vice presidents. Michael Steiner goes […]
Giving back is on the minds of two young Nigerian women who escaped Boko Haram as teens, came to the U.S. and received scholarships to Southeastern University. The pair graduate with masters degrees today, News Channel 8 reports. Joy Bishara is applying for social work jobs and plans to start “Destiny Prevails,” a non-profit to […]
Florida Southern College, Polk State College and Southeastern University are not requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but the institutions are encouraging students to receive a vaccine. Florida Polytechnic University has not yet made a decision.
NEW POLK SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT Frederick Heid says one of his first priorities will be filling some open positions on his leadership team, noting he’s a proponent of homegrown talent. In an interview, he also said he will collaborate regularly with faculty rather than wait for contract negotiations to discuss issues. (Subscribers-only story) CHIBOK GIRLS: Two […]
Three Lakeland institutions — Florida Southern College, Florida Polytechnic University and Southeastern University — made the cut when U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings earlier this month.
A strip of pasture fronting Lakeland Highlands Road north of the Polk Parkway is transforming into a place for college athletes to practice and play. Southeastern University says it plans to place athletic facilities on 36 acres donated by Ed and Mary Jane Holloway just north of Sam’s Club, The Ledger reports. That land abuts […]
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ceremonies for Polk public schools will be held in June in outdoor settings, the schools superintendent announced. Dates for ceremonies are forthcoming. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY is eliminating 34 faculty positions across academic disciplines at its main campus in Lakeland, citing reduced tuition revenues resulting from the pandemic | SEU statement Source: The Ledger
Madi Hecox is cleared to play basketball following surgery she had after Southeastern University’s mandatory electrocardiograms for student athletes discovered heart issues. Source: ABC Action News
Southeastern University’s president talks with The Business Observer about how SEU has grown enrollment 215 percent in eight years and expanded from 30 to 112 satellite campuses in four years. The key is a leadership style based on listening, he says: “Be other-oriented, people-centric. Try to understand where people are coming from. “What are their […]
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