Dr. Jaffus Hardrick

Interim President, Florida Memorial University


Dr. Hardrick spent 10 years at Florida International University (FIU) where he served in a dual role as Vice Provost for Student Access & Success, and Vice President for Human Resources. While at FIU, Hardrick provided focus and innovative leadership for the university. He is credited for promoting student success and shared governance, providing strategic direction, designing University policy, cultivating donor relations, and developing community relations for one of the nation’s twenty-five largest universities. Dr. Hardrick has designed and executed programs to develop, inspire, and engage a workforce of both faculty and staff.

As an award-winning university executive, Dr. Hardrick has also contributed to educational policy and practices on a national scale and to local communities through his service on the boards or Advisory Committees of the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities, the Florida Education Fund, the College Board, the College & University Professional Association for Human Resources, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, the 100 Black Men organization, to name a few.

Dr. Jaffus Hardrick received his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Baylor University; his M.Ed., Education in Counseling, Prairie View A&M University – an HBCU located in Prairie View, Texas; and his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Dr. Hardrick is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Jaffus Hardrick’s tenure with Florida Memorial University officially begins July 16, 2018.

Official Press Release

Rachel Turner

Executive Assistant