Name: Dr. Modesto Maidique
Title/Occupation: Former President
Organization: Florida International University
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Dr. Modesto Maidique was president of Florida International University. Prior to FIU, he held academic appointments at M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford University, and was co-founder and CEO of several companies. He holds three US patents for semiconductor devices and is internationally recognized as a leader in education and management of high technology enterprises. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed him to the President’s Educational Policy Advisory Committee and he later served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Currently, he is a member of the Presidential Scholars Commission and serves on the boards of National Semiconductor and the Carnival Corporation.