This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Cynthia McCormick Hibbert.
MIAMI—Northeastern celebrated the launch of its 14th campus here Tuesday night with a promise by President Joseph E. Aoun to bring the university's signature experiential learning model to the rapidly growing economy of South Florida.
“We hope we will be part of the solution. That's why we're here,” Aoun said.
Northeastern will offer graduate programs and professional education, and forge partnerships with business and civic organizations to help develop the talent and leadership Miami needs as its economy continues to grow, Aoun said.
“We are here tonight with humility. We are here tonight to continue to understand Miami,” he said.
The evening drew hundreds of alumni, South Florida business leaders, co-op students, parents and Miami dignitaries to the MAPS Backlot, an outdoor venue just down the street from Northeastern's newest campus in the Wynwood neighborhood.
“We are in the process of creating the first truly global university,” said Richard D'Amore, chairman of Northeastern's board of trustees and one of the benefactors of the D'amore-McKim School of Business. He and alumnus Alan McKim joined forces in 2012 with a generous philanthropic investment in the college that now bears their name.