Hodges University announces the appointment of former State Representative J. Dudley Goodlette of Naples as a member of their Board of Trustees. Goodlette, one of the most respected public servants and community leaders in the region, is currently a board-certified real estate attorney with the law firm of Goodlette, Coleman and Johnson.
Goodlette served in the state House from 1998-2006, representing Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City. He has served as president of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Collier County Bar Association and chairman of the Economic Development Council of Collier County. He served on the Edison Community College Board of Trustees from 1990 to 1994, and has previously served on The Foundation Board of Florida Gulf Coast University. He also chaired the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board in the City of Naples that was largely responsible for the downtown revitalization that began in 1992.
Hodges University President, Dr. Terry McMahan, is pleased that Goodlette has accepted the invitation to join the Board. “Dudley brings an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience to our Board of Trustees, including his work as a public servant as well as his support for higher education,” said McMahan. “We are honored to have him join our institution.”
Goodlette has great respect for the University and its leadership. “I have the highest regard for Dr. McMahan and his staff,” said Goodlette. “I have watched the University grow over the years, and have been amazed at the contributions it has made to our community. My daughter is a former Hodges graduate, and now teaches in Immokalee,” he said.
“As a member of their Board, I am honored to both learn more about Hodges University, and look forward to contributing in any way I can to their continued success.”
Goodlette’s appointment is effective immediately.