MDC Graduates Serve on Boards of Multiple Publicly Traded Companies Miami Dade College has more alumni who lead corporate boardrooms than any other community college in the nation, according to an analysis by financial news website TheStreet. While American boardrooms are often filled with graduates of Ivy League universities, Miami Dade College alumni have a seat at the table of some of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States. MDC leads the list of community colleges whose graduates went on to become directors at public companies. Those alumni include Carlos Saladrigas, who is on the board of directors of Duke Energy Corp., and Cesar Alvarez, senior chairman at law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP. After graduating from MDC, Saladrigas went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University, while Alvarez studied law at the University of Florida. “What I remember was that the professors were very motivating,” Alvarez told TheStreet, describing his time at the College. “The ultimate thing is that Miami Dade College showed me that I could succeed.” Saladrigas previously served on the boards of several other companies, including Concordia Healthcare Holdings, Premier American Bank and Advance Auto Parts. In addition, Alvarez has been the director at nine different publicly traded companies, including health solutions partner Mednax Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. – AP
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