Dr. Anthony Catanese will retire as President and CEO of Florida Institute of Technology next year. His retirement will become effective June 30, 2016.

“It’s been my privilege to serve this university these past 13 years. I’ve always believed in the opportunity created through the hard work of higher education. Florida Tech has been a model of this, always focusing on student success and empowering thousands of alumni to move on and change their world, and ours, for the better,” said Dr. Catanese.

Over the next year, he’ll be collaborating closely with the Board of Trustees on a leadership transition plan. And, after his retirement as President, he looks forward to continuing his service to the university as a member of the faculty—and as a proud Panther, always.


Dr. T. Dwayne McCay

The Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, Florida Institute of Technology’s Executive Vice President and COO, as President Catanese’s successor.

“Dr. Catanese has been the right leader at the right time in the evolution of Florida Tech. His legacy will be one of unparalleled growth and success. We have every expectation that Dr. McCay will extend that success, providing important continuity while exploring new areas of achievement,” said Phillip Farmer, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Florida Institute of Technology.