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MDC Provost Appointed to the Labor, Education, and Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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MDC provost, Dr. Rolando Montoya

Miami, November 24, 2009 - The leadership at Miami Dade College (MDC) is regularly tapped to serve on important local and national boards providing unique perspectives and further elevating the profile of the institution. Most recently, MDC provost, Dr. Rolando Montoya, was appointed to the Labor, Education, and Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

It’s also important to note that MDC president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch.

An employee of the college since 1987, Dr. Montoya has served in the positions of professor, department chairperson, dean of academic affairs, and as the president of the Wolfson Campus. In addition, he is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.

As provost, he performs the functions of chief academic and operating officer including oversight of the college’s human resources, facilities management, information technology, business operations, academic and student affairs. His services as a professor were recognized with the Carlos Arboleya/NationsBank and the Sun Trust Bank endowed teaching chairs, the highest faculty honors.

In addition to serving on the Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank, Dr. Montoya also serves on the Miami-Dade County Advisory Board of Bank of Florida, the board of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, New World School of the Arts board, the South Florida Center for Financial Training board, The Chair Academy board, and others.

Before his employment at the College he served as a business executive in the fields of finance and accounting and as Consul of Costa Rica in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in finance, and a doctoral degree in higher education administration. 

The Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank is comprised of a select group of leaders in the fields of labor, education, and health. The Council was impaneled to provide the Federal Reserve with a better understanding of the issues related to human capital development and its impact on economic vitality.

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