ST. LEO, FL – Tampa Bay real estate professional D. Dewey Mitchell has become chair of the Saint Leo University Board of Trustees for a two-year term. Mitchell is co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group in Trinity, and he markets commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties in Tampa and central Florida.
He has also been active in Realtor groups, various regional business development organizations, and nonprofit boards.
Mitchell first became a trustee of Saint Leo, whose main campus is located in the east Pasco County community of St. Leo, in 2012. Immediately prior to assuming the role of board chair, he served as vice chair for two years. His began his new duties July 1.
Saint Leo is a Catholic, Benedictine university that also operates education centers elsewhere in Florida and in six additional states, and enrolls thousands of students in degree programs delivered online.
While Mitchell is an alumnus of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration/marketing, his adult daughter and son-in-law are Saint Leo graduates. He became interested in Saint Leo through them.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is a modern Catholic teaching university that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and the timeless Benedictine wisdom that seeks balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The Saint Leo University of today is a private, nonprofit institution that creates hospitable learning communities wherever students want to be or need to be, whether that is a campus classroom, a web-based environment, an employer’s worksite, a military base, or an office park. Saint Leo welcomes people of all faiths and of no religious affiliation, and encourages learners of all generations. The university is committed to providing educational opportunities to the nation’s armed forces, veterans, and their families. Saint Leo is regionally accredited to award degrees ranging from the associate to the doctorate, and the faculty and staff guide all students to develop their capacities for critical thinking, moral reflection, and lifelong learning and leadership.
The university remains the faithful steward of the beautiful lakeside University Campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where its founding monks created the first Catholic college in the state in 1889. Serving nearly 12,000 students, Saint Leo has expanded to downtown Tampa, to other sites in Florida and beyond, and maintains a physical presence in seven states. The university provides highly respected online learning programs to students nationally and internationally. More than 95,000 alumni reside in all 50 states, in Washington, DC, in three U.S. territories, and in 76 countries.
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