Apollidon Names New Board Chairman - Dr. Modesto Maidique
OLDSMAR, Fla., April 29, 2013
OLDSMAR, Fla., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Apollidon Learning LLC announces
Florida International University ("FIU") President Emeritus, Modesto Alex
"Mitch" Maidique, Ph.D. has joined the organization as Chairman of the Board.
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"Dr. Maidique brings an impressive and diverse background that will propel
Apollidon to the next level of success," said John Everett, CEO of Apollidon.
"He is an established entrepreneur with the highest level of business,
teaching, and leadership experience. We are thrilled to have someone of his
experience and accomplishments to help expand our growth."
From 1986 to 2009, Modesto A. Maidique served as president of Florida
International University (FIU) and led its transformation from a comprehensive
university to a major research university classified in the highest ranking
awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. Currently he is the executive director of
the FIU Center for Leadership and has been recently honored as a "Miami Living
Legend" by Miami Today newspaper. Previously he was honored by the Greater
Miami Chamber of Commerce with the "Sand in my Shoes" award. Prior to FIU, he
held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard
University and Stanford University. Dr. Maidique also served as VP and general
manager of the Semiconductor Division of Analog Devices, Inc. which he
co-founded, as president and CEO of Genome Therapeutics Corporation (formerly
known as Collaborative Research, Inc.), a genetic engineering firm, and as a
general partner of Hambrecht & Quist, a venture capital firm.
"I am impressed with Apollidon's unique approach which enhances and
strengthens education institutions' success through sophisticated digital
marketing that increases enrollments for online programs," said Maidique. "The
company provides a much needed boost to Universities in key areas of marketing
and student recruitment. And Apollidon's business model is complementary to
what colleges do best – creating and delivering exceptional course content."
"We benefit from the strength that Dr. Maidique brings to our Board and our
organization; not only in growth leadership and governance, but certainly with
his well-respected relationships and unsurpassed expertise," Everett added.
Established in 2008, Apollidon Learning, LLC partners with the leading higher
education institutions to create marketing outreach programs for both new and
existing distance learning educational programs. Apollidon's mission is to
drive the highest quality engagement and enrollment for Universities and
Colleges worldwide. Apollidon's clients include University of Florida,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Oregon State University, among many
others. For more information visit the Apollidon website at
SOURCE Apollidon Learning LLC
Contact: Susan Kelly, Apollidon, 813-445-8165, Susan.Kelly@Apollidon.com
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