Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University

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On October 3, 1904, a very determined young black woman, Mary McLeod Bethune, opened the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls with $1.50, faith in God and five little girls: Lena, Lucille, and Ruth Warren, Anna Geiger and Celest Jackson. Through Dr. Bethune’s lifetime the school underwent several stages of growth and development and on May 24, 1919, the Daytona Educational and Industrial Institute was changed to Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute. In 1923 the school merged with Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida (founded in 1872) and became co-ed while it also gained the prestigious United Methodist Church affiliation. Although the merger of Bethune’s school and Cookman Institute began in 1923, it was not finalized until 1925 when both schools collaborated to become the Daytona-Cookman Collegiate Institute. In 1931, the College became accredited by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States, as a Junior College with class B status, and on April 27, 1931, the school’s name was officially changed to Bethune-Cookman College to reflect the leadership of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Since 1943, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has graduated more than 13,200 students. Traditionally, B-CU has maintained intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Many alumni are employed in the fields of education, medicine, business, politics, government, science, religion, athletics and environmental sciences.

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Interim Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Title IX Compliance

Senior Vice President/Provost

Acting General Counsel

Vice President Chief Information Officer

Chief Analytics Officer

Dean, School of Business

Dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Mathematics & Associate Provost for Faculty Relations

Executive Dean

Head Women Basketball COAC

Board of Trustees

Attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Bethune-Cookman University

Senior Vice President-Public Affairs & Business Development at Amscot Financial, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President, Corporate Community Affairs at Turner Construction Company

Owner & Principal at Lakeshore Advertising Consultants, Inc.

Former Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President at The Williams Cos., Inc.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees at Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc.

Trustee Emeriti at Bethune-Cookman University

Trustee Emeriti at Bethune-Cookman University

Trustee Emeritus at Bethune-Cookman University

Distinguished Alumni
William J. Briggs II is now Partner at Venable LLP
Jason Groves is now Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Medifast, Inc.
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