Jaffus Hardrick is Interim President, Florida Memorial University. He was previously Vice Provost of Student Access and Success and Vice President for Human Resources at Florida International University. As an executive administrator with twenty years of higher education experience at both public and private institutions, Hardrick is widely recognized for his strategic and transformational leadership. He has given talks throughout the United States, China, Thailand, and Hong Kong on topics such as diversity and inclusion, leadership, and student success. As Vice Provost, he develops initiatives that position students, in particular underrepresented groups, to thrive in a global society. He achieves this by creating pre-collegiate to graduate school pathways, internships, and international experiences. His work focuses on academic affairs, student affairs, leadership development, organizational excellence, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement. Throughout his career, Hardrick has served at the highest levels of education administration and cultivated multi-generational environments that spur growth, innovation, and optimum performance among faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders. Being passionate about students, Hardrick has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has reviewed and edited several books.