Hodges University will honor its first President Dr. Terry McMahan at a special dinner to be held on Thursday, November 1 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Naples. Proceeds from the event will support the naming of the Terry P. McMahan Libraries in recognition of his leadership and service to the institution.
“Under Terry’s leadership, this institution has grown from one storefront location to four free-standing building at two locations in Naples and Ft. Myers, along with several learning sites throughout the state” said Phil Memoli, Vice President for University Advancement. “With his extraordinary vision and passion for education —especially the education of adult students and returning veterans — Dr. McMahan has expanded Hodges University’s reputation far beyond the Southwestern region of Florida.”
“With his recently announced retirement, an impressive committee of local business leaders in both Collier and Lee Counties has gathered to plan an evening where the community can come together to honor Terry and thank him for what he has done to educate the leaders of our area.”
Earlier this year it was announced that President McMahan will retire on June 30, 2013, and that Dr. Jeanette Brock, currently Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University, will succeed him as President.
McMahan began his tenure with the institution on July 1, 1990, and has overseen its transformation to a university with approximately 2,900 students with 24 undergraduate and eight graduate degree programs of study. Upon his retirement, McMahan will become the first President Emeritus for Hodges University, assisting with donor support, advancement and community relations.
For ticket information or to sponsor the event, please contact Alyssa DeLora at (239) 938-7826.