henry-lewis-iii_web.jpgMIAMI GARDENS – Florida Memorial University has announced that effective Thursday, Nov. 8, FMU President Henry Lewis III is leaving the executive leadership position he has held since February 2011 at the historically black university.

A university news release said that in a letter dated Oct. 12, 2012 to Charles George, chairman of the Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees, President Lewis tendered his letter of resignation, effective June 30, 2013.

“In a subsequent letter from Chairman George, dated Nov. 5 and received on Nov. 6, it was indicated that the president was being terminated, effective Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012,” the FMU release said.

“I appreciate the opportunity to have served as the 12th president of Florida Memorial and wish the university continued success,” Lewis was quoted as saying in a brief statement.

Lewis also said he is proud of the accomplishments that have been realized under his Vision 2020, which was designed to move FMU “from good to great” during his nearly two years at the helm of South Florida’s only historically black university.

The former Leon County commissioner has spent more than 30 years of his career as a successful administrator at historically black universities in Florida and Texas, added the university’s news release.