My name is John Nicklow, and I am both humbled and proud to serve as your next president. My wife, Stacy, and I are excited to become part of your community and part of Florida Tech’s future.
I want to take a moment to thank the Board of Trustees for giving me this opportunity and to thank the search committee members for their diligence throughout the search process. I also want to thank the Florida Tech community—faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners—for being engaged in the search. The fact that you were so engaged demonstrates to me that you are truly invested in this amazing institution. I hope you will maintain that level of engagement as we move forward—together —to realize the vibrant future that I know is within our grasp. Working together, we’ll ensure that Florida Tech is all that it can and should be.
Stacy and I look forward to connecting with each of you. I will obviously have a learning curve, but one thing I already know about this university: It’s the people who make Florida Tech special and it’s the people who will propel it to new heights of success.
To our students: I’m anxious to get to know you and support you on your educational journey. It’s you, and the work we do supporting you, that drives me each and every day. That’s where my passion lies—in helping you achieve your educational goals.
To our talented and dedicated faculty and staff: We’ll soon be partners in making sure the experience we provide students is transformational and unequaled. I’m anxious to roll up my sleeves and work alongside you to make sure that we’re meeting that challenge, together.
To our alumni and partners: I look forward to connecting with you, wherever you are. Your support is vital to our future and our success, and I hope you’ll share your Panther Pride far and wide. Thank you for being our best ambassadors around the world.
Florida Tech is a university with a proud past and a very bright future. Together, we will accomplish great things, and Stacy and I cannot wait to get started. So, until we meet in person, thank you. We are privileged to join the Florida Tech family. See you soon and go Panthers!
John Nicklow, Ph.D.