OLDSMAR, Fla., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollidon Learning LLC announces Florida International University ("FIU") President Emeritus, Modesto Alex "Mitch" Maidique, Ph.D. has joined the organization as Chairman of the Board.
"Dr. Maidique brings an impressive and diverse background that will propel Apollidon to the next level of success," said John Everett, CEO of Apollidon. "He is an established entrepreneur with the highest level of business, teaching, and leadership experience. We are thrilled to have someone of his experience and accomplishments to help expand our growth."
From 1986 to 2009, Modesto A. Maidique served as president of Florida International University (FIU) and led its transformation from a comprehensive university to a major research university classified in the highest ranking awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. Currently he is the executive director of the FIU Center for Leadership and has been recently honored as a "Miami Living Legend" by Miami Today newspaper. Previously he was honored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce with the "Sand in my Shoes" award. Prior to FIU, he held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University. Dr. Maidique also served as VP and general manager of the Semiconductor Division of Analog Devices, Inc. which he co-founded, as president and CEO of Genome Therapeutics Corporation (formerly known as Collaborative Research, Inc.), a genetic engineering firm, and as a general partner of Hambrecht & Quist, a venture capital firm.
"I am impressed with Apollidon's unique approach which enhances and strengthens education institutions' success through sophisticated digital marketing that increases enrollments for online programs," said Maidique. "The company provides a much needed boost to Universities in key areas of marketing and student recruitment. And Apollidon's business model is complementary to what colleges do best – creating and delivering exceptional course content."
"We benefit from the strength that Dr. Maidique brings to our Board and our organization; not only in growth leadership and governance, but certainly with his well-respected relationships and unsurpassed expertise," Everett added.
Established in 2008, Apollidon Learning, LLC partners with the leading higher education institutions to create marketing outreach programs for both new and existing distance learning educational programs. Apollidon's mission is to drive the highest quality engagement and enrollment for Universities and Colleges worldwide. Apollidon's clients include University of Florida, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Oregon State University, among many others. For more information visit the Apollidon website at http://www.apollidon.com.
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