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Cliff Colman

Alumni, Donor, Former Trustee

Professor Emeritus, Miami-Dade College
Ormond Beach, FL 

Cliff is a 1965 graduate of the Residential Undergraduate Program (RUP). He has spent his entire career in higher education, attending masters and doctoral programs at the university of Illinois and Rutgers University respectively, appointment as professor of Sociology at Miami-Dade College (1968-2003) as well as adjunct appointments at Florida International University and the University of Miami.

Later in his career, he left the classroom to become a lobbyist for Miami-Dade. He served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Colleges from 1987-1998, chaired its legislative advocacy effort, and has been on the Goddard Board of Trustees since 1998, his way of giving back to the College that transformed his life.

Cliff also has had brief forays into administration with interim appointments as Chief Academic Officer at Goddard in 2000 and as Provost at Florida Keys Community College, 2007-2008.

Cliff has a passionate love of all things aquatic--marine life, water sports, beaches, and boats.  He holds a Coast Guard-issued 100-ton commercial master's license.