Letter from the North Miami Campus President

Located between the fast-paced cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and bordered by beaches and the waters of Biscayne Bay, North Miami is a thriving international business and travel destination. Miami is reputed as having one of the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity in the country.  The area is a dynamic hub of sports, events, shopping, culture and restaurants that draws an energetic influx of world travelers, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts.

Appropriately referred to as the “Gateway to the Americas,” South Florida’s mix of cultures, international influences and urban settings makes the North Miami Campus an ideal place to prepare for your career. In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently named JWU's North Miami Campus as the No. 1 college for diversity in the south, and tied for No. 4 in the nation.

At Johnson & Wales University, your career preparation begins from the moment you step foot on campus. Whether you choose to pursue a degree through our John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Hospitality Management, College of Engineering & Design or College of Food Innovation & Technology, you’ll benefit from the depth of knowledge of our faculty members and the industry experience you’ll gain, combined with coursework designed to prepare you to begin your career.

Our emphasis on developing future leaders extends beyond the classroom. Our students are encouraged to gain a broader understanding of the civic and business needs facing the community through volunteer service projects like Join! Work! Unite! and various events throughout the South Florida community. 

As a JWU graduate, I know firsthand how JWU's focus on experiential education and professional preparation benefits students. I am proud to serve as the president of the North Miami Campus and look forward to welcoming you.

Larry A. Rice, Ed.D., '90
President, North Miami Campus