This is the third time in 2019 that I am writing about the loss of a colleague. We got news last Friday, that Dr. Robert Porter had passed away after suffering a heart attack. Bob was a lecturer in our management department for several years and ran our Executive Development Center for more than five years. He had just recently moved on to become President and CEO of the Florida Virtual School.
Bob was one of the most polished professional speakers the college has ever had. He cared a great deal about the student experience and the success of our graduates. He moved easily between academic and business settings and excelled in teaching our capstone strategy course. Bob also helped grow enrollment at our Executive Development Center to record levels.
He was also a proud father and granddad.
Bob’s family is establishing a scholarship in his name, an apt tribute to a guy who cared so deeply about his students’ success. If you’d like to contribute, you can do so by clicking here. A great teacher touches the lives of many students. The lessons he or she teaches them live on well past the teacher’s time with them. I know many students will continue to carry Bob along with them throughout their careers.
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