Frandley DeFilie, a South Florida native, higher education professional and educator, and philanthropist has been engaged in the community and region-focused initiatives and programs for the past fifteen (15) years. For the past 12 years, Frandley has been a higher education professional with proven ability to plan, transform and implement educational programs to improve offerings to disenfranchised post-secondary students. As a current professor he is fortunate to have had an unparalleled opportunity to touch lives, expand minds, and engage intellects. He has been a champion for community needs that build enduring prosperity, wholesomeness, and livelihoods for all. He has been instrumental in the community by advocating for powerful new programs and strategies to help communities meet the needs of their residents so they may feel confident, competent, and empowered. Moreover, he has been devoted to promoting a systematic way for community members to participate in decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods.
Frandley received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. His Master’s of Public Administration and Master’s in Education focusing on Higher Education Administration from the University of Miami. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami in the Higher Education Leadership program, focusing on Crisis Management.
Frandley volunteers his time with several local South Florida organizations, including the Junior Orange Bowl Committee, Orange Bowl Committee, South Florida Touchdown Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Kiwanis Club of Cooper City, ILab Startup Foundation, and Leadership Florida Class 11.