Chamber President & CEO Liliam M. Lopez, Chamber member Alison Hoefler, and Dean R. Alexander Acosta
Florida International University College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta was awarded the 2013 Chairman’s Higher Education Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievements, leadership and determination throughout a lifetime of caring and giving back to the community.
The award was presented by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon on March 22, 2013, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa.
“To be recognized by the Hispanic Chamber for giving back to the community I love is an honor,” said Acosta. “I was born and raised here, and the South Florida community is one which I am grateful to be a part of.”
During his speech, Acosta credited his parents for his passion for education.
“My parents spent their lives working so I could get the best possible education. They would tell me I had one job: to study. They ingrained in me the value of a good education, and I convey this message to the students at FIU Law. Through education, all things are possible.”
He concluded by thanking the Chairman and the members of the Chamber for the award. “This award means a lot to me.”