Florida Southern professor elected to board of New York Stock Exchange-listed company
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 6, 2005) – Walter J. Coleman, associate business and economics professor at Florida Southern College, was re-elected to the board of directors of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation at its annual stockholders’ meeting held in May in Wilmington, Del. Coleman was appointed to the Audit Committee, which is implementing the highly publicized Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Named “Teacher of the Year” at Florida Southern College last year, Coleman teaches strategic management, the capstone course of the business and economics department. He is a former Winter Haven businessman and a recipient of the prestigious Banker’s Cup “Man of the Year.”
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company with natural gas pipelines on the Eastern Seaboard, propane companies throughout the Eastern United States, real estate management, natural gas distribution franchises, water companies, and a wholly-owned technology subsidiary located in Atlanta, Ga. Central Florida Gas Company and the former Plant City Gas are owned by Chesapeake. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPK.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.