LAKELAND (Dec. 2, 2020) – Florida Southern College is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the College’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Kevin F. Browne Jr. of Lakeland and Domingo R. Moreira of Miami.
“Florida Southern has an impressive Board of Trustees who provide expert leadership and policies to support the continuing trajectory of the College,” said FSC President Anne B. Kerr. “We are honored to gain the participation of Dr. Browne and Mr. Moreira, whose experience, expertise, and commitment to excellence in higher education will be an enormous advantage.”
Dr. Browne grew up in New Jersey, completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers College of Engineering, and continued his medical training at Rutgers Medical School. He went on to study internal medicine at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, and completed his medical training in cardiology and electrophysiology at Indiana University.
He joined Lakeland’s Watson Clinic in 1984, founding The Center of Research at Watson Clinic in 1986. The retired cardiologist continues to serve as Chairman of the premiere clinical research center, which has been involved in hundreds of breakthrough studies, helping both the Watson Clinic and Lakeland Regional Health gain recognition as healthcare leaders.
Dr. Browne helped found the Good Samaritan free medical clinic for the homeless of Polk County in 1990. His many academic pursuits have included lecturing and educational programs, student mentoring, providing internships for students interested in medical research, and writing books and research articles.
Domingo R. Moreira, the son of Cuban exiles, is a graduate of Florida Southern’s Class of 1967 and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. A firm believer that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty, Moreira has funded the education of many children throughout his life.
He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas University and a current member of the Board of Trustees of Belen Jesuit School, both in Miami. Moreira also has been involved in starting a Cristo Rey school in Miami, part of a national network of Catholic schools that work with economically disadvantaged families to provide affordable college-prep educations.
Moreira is retired, having been involved in various family-owned seafood, poultry, and real estate businesses, mainly in the U.S. and Central America. A new venture, Capillus LLC, markets laser-based products for hair growth and pain management.
About Florida Southern College Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the top 10 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in its 2021 “Best Colleges” guide, and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2021 “386 Best Colleges” guide, the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021,” and Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.