Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Adrienne Cooper has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

After earning her undergraduate degree, Dr. Cooper worked as an engineer with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company at Jackson Laboratory. She then obtained a National Science Foundation Fellowship to work and study at the National Institute of Materials Research in Japan. She later went on to hold roles at various higher education institutions including the University of South Carolina, Florida A&M University, and South Carolina State University. Most recently, she served as associate provost at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.

As an academic, Dr. Cooper’s research interests are diverse and include projects funded to explore access, retention, and environmental concerns, among other topics. Her research and projects have garnered over $8 million in funding over the course of her 35-year career.

“During my campus visit, meeting with some of the faculty and staff, I felt a resonance with FMU and knew that it was a good fit for me,” Cooper said. “I am looking forward to working with the talented students, faculty, staff and administrative team at FMU to prepare graduates who are ready to exceed the challenges of the 21st century.”

Dr. Cooper holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida.

Related Articles


  1. Congratulations, Dr. Cooper. I am DOP, aka Mike Meadows, faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UofSC. Proud of you.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Placed on Accreditation Probation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education stated that the university fell short in meeting requirements in financial planning and budget processes and compliance with laws, regulations, and commission policies.

Two Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, was given the added duties of the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education.

Tuskegee University Partners With Intel to Boost Black Presence in the Semiconductor Industry

Participating Tuskegee students will have a chance to gain hands-on skills in engineering design, semiconductor processing, and device fabrication technologies and an overall valuable experience working in the microelectronics cleanroom fabrication facility at Tuskegee University.

K.C. Mmeje Honored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Foundation

K.C. Mmeje is vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The NASPA Pillars of the Profession Award acknowledges remarkable individuals within the student affairs and higher education community who demonstrate exceptional contributions to both the profession and the organization.

Featured Jobs