At the June Council Meeting, we had the pleasure of presenting Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, President of Miami Dade College (MDC), with our highest honor – the key to the city. The recognition was bestowed for his retirement in August 2019 after a long and accomplished career.
Dr. Padron has been a believer and supporter of Doral from the beginning. He had the incredible foresight to recognize Doral as the place to establish the West Campus of Miami-Dade College early on and since then, has been integral in our fruitful partnership that’s included collaboration on everything from grant programs to events.
He’s served as President of MDC, the largest institution of higher education in America with more than 165,000 students, since 1995. He is credited with elevating MDC into a position of national prominence among the best and most recognized U.S. colleges and universities. In 2009, TIME magazine included him on the list of “The 10 Best College Presidents.”
MDC enrolls and graduates more minorities than any other institution in the United States, including the largest numbers of Hispanics and African-Americans. As a culturally diverse community with a high population of Hispanics, Doral is proud to work closely with an educational institution renowned for its efforts in ensuring the success of these students.
Please join me in wishing Dr. Padron the best in his future endeavors!