Roslyn Clark Artis, J.D., Ed.D.
President, Florida Memorial University
In February, 2014, Dr. Artis was appointed unanimously by the Board of Trustees as the 13th President of Florida Memorial University. She is the first female President in the University’s 137 year history. Dr. Artis has provided immeasurable leadership and direction to the University family during her brief tenure. Among her many achievements are the significant infrastructure and technology enhancements as well as increased exposure and resource development for the institution.
Dr. Artis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from West Virginia State University. The consummate professional, Dr. Artis has extensive experience in university fundraising and holds a Certificate of Fundraising Management from Indiana University. She has also earned a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from DePaul University’s School of Continuing & Professional Education.
Prior to embarking on a career in academia, Dr. Artis enjoyed a robust civil litigation practice. A strong community activist, Dr. Artis is past Chair of the WV Board of Law Examiners and a past president of the Mountain State Bar Association – the oldest minority bar association in the country. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Honey Shine, Inc. and the Beacon Council – Academic Leaders Council. She is also a member of the Presidents’ Advisory Board for Title III Administrators and the Educational Testing Service Presidents’ Advisory Council, and has recently been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) by Secretary Jeh Johnson.