Friends Reflect on President Emeritus Dr. Bronson, Sr.
A throng of friends from across the world assembled at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 2, 2019, to remember the life, legacy
Dr. Bronson ensured that more young African-Americans had access to quality education. Under his leadership, the university’s enrollment grew from 1,520 students to 2,794, the endowment increased from $1 million to $28 million, and the operations budget went from $6.2 million to $51.4 million. Major fields of study at the institution increased from 12 to 37.
In addition, seven continuing education centers for students began operating throughout the state of Florida. Dr. Bronson also spearheaded investments in faculty development, student achievement, and retention while maintaining accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Florida State Board of Education, and The University Senate of The United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education. The institution also added new accreditations in the Nursing and the Teacher Education programs under Dr. Bronson’s leadership.
His charismatic essence and warm embrace for all humanity
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About Bethune Cookman University:
Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu