Biography

Charles R. Modica, JD, is the chancellor and chair of the Board of Trustees of St. George’s University, a university he co-founded in 1977 in Grenada as an independent school of medicine. He has also served as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees of Barry University, Miami Shores; a member and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach; and a member of the Board of Trustees of WXEL Public Radio and Television. Modica was a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Medical Charities from 1981 until 1991 and the co-chair of the West Indian Immunization Project from 1978 to 1981. He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2009; Honorary Doctor of Laws from Barry University School of Law, Miami Shores in 2000; the Barry University Society of Founders Award in 1986; the Congress of Italian American Organizations Man of the Year in 1989; the Health Watch Information and Promotion Service in 1993; and the “Making the Dream Possible” Award from the St. George’s University School of Medicine Alumni Association in 1997.