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Office of the

Provost and Executive Vice President

The Provost and Executive Vice President serves as the chief academic officer of the University and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs. 

Florida Polytechnic University’s reputation for providing a rigorous, STEM-focused education continues to attract top-quality students who are driven to excel in their academic endeavors while contributing to a vibrant and forward-thinking campus culture.

An innovative instruction philosophy that supports our academic mission and centers on the merits of project-based learning is at the heart of the University’s course delivery. In a small class environment, students are encouraged to explore and test the boundaries of their STEM ambitions. They’re supported by a stellar group of faculty who bring their knowledge and industry expertise to work through the rigorous curriculum.

We are proud of these superior, accomplished faculty members and our hundreds of graduates who have gone on to secure coveted positions at renowned companies like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, SpaceX, and the Walt Disney Company, just to name a few.

As our strong academic offerings continue to grow and evolve, so too will the successes of our highly desirable graduates and their real-world technology solutions.


Dr. Terry Parker

Meet the Provost's Team  

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Education Meets Innovation

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President's mission is to oversee all faculty, student success, and research entities at the University.  

Bridging the Gap between Academics and Industry

Florida Poly’s Capstone Design Showcase is the largest student design event of the year. The event is the culminating activity of the Capstone Design course, giving the university’s graduating seniors the opportunity to showcase their inventions to a panel of judges, invited guests, and their peers.
The Capstone Projects give students an opportunity to apply the knowledge that they have learned in a real-world setting. Students can touch, see and feel the impacts of their work while companies absorb the benefit of the skills these students bring to the table.
Matt Bohm
University capstone design coordinator and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Academics at Florida Poly


Research: Engineered to be Extraordinary

Research at Florida Poly is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from the local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. Our faculty and students are shaping the future. 
Florida Poly's FIPR Institute supports phosphate-related studies to improve the enironment, protect public health, and increase mining and processing efficiency. 
AMI's missions is to coordinate research and partnership in the burgeoning autonomous vehicle industry while stimulating economic development. 

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