Dr. Modesto A. Maidique was awarded the Educator of the Year 2012 Award at a luncheon meeting on Dicember 8, 2012. Dr. Maidique is President Emeritus, Alva H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar, Chair in Leadership, and Professor of Management, College of Business Administration, all at Florida International University (FIU). NACAE honored Dr. Maidique for his outstanding achievements in the field of higher education, transforming FIU into one of the 20 largest universities in U.S. He was the first Cuban American university president in U.S. history, and new accredited Colleges of Law, Engineering, Architecture, Public Health and Medicine were established under his leadership.