‘We must protect the natural world’: Forest University president to students
Forest University President Mark D. Johnson on Wednesday said he would hold a special ceremony in the university’s historic campus to commemorate the arrival of the first American to the island nation.
He said the ceremony would include a dedication of the university building to the first U.S. to arrive on the island, where the University of Florida has an academic wing and the University at Buffalo is the state’s largest college.
“We are going to have a special moment,” Johnson said at a news conference at the university.
“I hope we will be able to celebrate with our alumni, but also with the people of the state and all the communities here.”
The ceremony will be held on Nov. 16, he said.
The University of Miami is a leading university in Florida, and it has an international reputation as a national and international research university.
The school has hosted some of the country’s most prestigious scientific conferences, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Physical Society.
Johnson, a native of Fort Myers, Florida, is the first African-American president at the University.