Roberts retires from FSC Board
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 10, 2002) - Florida Southern College announced
the retirement of Rodell F. Roberts from the board of trustees,
effective May 2002. Roberts, who has been on the board since 1985,
will assume the role of emeritus trustee.
A former teacher
and counselor, Roberts is an influential and effective lay leader
of Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Jacksonville and an active
member of the Florida Association of Educational Administrators
and the National Educational Association. He has been active in
community service with the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of
America and Phi Delta Kappa.
his bachelor's and master's degrees from New York University. He
has continued his studies with doctoral work at New York University,
Florida A&M University and the University of Florida. Bethune
Cookman College and Edward Waters College have awarded him honorary
College president Thomas L. Reuschling presented a resolution honoring
Roberts at the recent board meeting. He said, "On behalf of
the entire Florida Southern College family, we express our deepest
appreciation for Rodell Roberts' service as a member of the board
and wish him well in the days and years to come."
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.