From left to right, Felipe Basulto, SFLHCC chairman; Liliam Lopez '88, SFLHCC president and CEO; and Msgr. Franklyn Casale.
St. Thomas University President Msgr. Franklyn Casale was honored by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its annual installation gala Friday, May 19.
Casale was presented with the Golden Eagle Award in recognition of his more than 22 years of leadership and service at STU. The Golden Eagle Award is the chamber’s most prestigious award.
Casale became President of STU in April 1994. Prior to joining STU, he was the vicar general, chancellor and moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, where he also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Seton Hall University and as a member of the Board of Trustees and executive committee at Bloomfield College.
His leadership positions in higher education associations include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, where he served as vice chair; Governing Board, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; President’s Council of Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida; Florida Association of Colleges & Universities; and Haiti-Tech, an organization he helped found that organizes and maintains a vocational/technical school in Haiti and educates over 700 students yearly. And he is currently chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).