MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The president of the largest school in Florida’s College System, Miami-Dade College, has received a prestigious award.

President Eduardo J. Padrón has been awarded the 2011 Carnegie Corporation Centennial Academic Leadership Award.

The award carries $500,000 in unrestricted funds that Padrón can use for academic initiatives.

The Carnegie award honors university leaders who have created a climate that encourages excellence and equity on campus, created curricular innovations, and focused on outreach to local communities.

Padrón has served as president of the college since 1995.

Over the past year, the college has also been recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, the Lumina Foundation and the Aspen Institute. Each group has noted Miami Dade College’s exemplary completion, retention and student achievement efforts.

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  1. unhappy student says:

    If he is such a good president for the school maybe he should do something about it’s financial aid departments for all campus and also hire professors that are qualified for the job and speak actual english. Lets not forget that you have more students then teachers and half don’t know jack about teaching or the subject that they are trying to teach.

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