The Department of Chemistry Leadership Board was established in the Spring of 2011 to provide guidance and support for the Department’s continual drive for excellence. The Board, made up of business, academic, and community leaders, adopted the mission statement: “To offer leadership and guidance, to provide financial strength, and to achieve national acclaim as a top 10 Department of Chemistry.”
Howard Sheridan M.D.Chairman Edison Bancshares
Dr. Sheridan is a 1965 gator chemistry grad and 1969 Tulane Med School grad. He practiced diagnostic and interventional radiology in Fort Myers, Florida where he served as president of the medical staff of Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. He is co-founder and past Chairman of the Board of Radiation Therapy Services. RTSI is the largest provider of radiation therapy services in the U.S. He is co-founder of Edison National Bank and serves as Chairman of Edison Bancshares. He is an avid wildlife photographer and his photos have been published in National Geographic, Alaska Magazine, Island Scene Magazine, and Montana Magazine. His community service includes conservation work where he and his wife Brenda were named “Water Conservationists of the Year” by the Florida Wildlife Federation for their work on protecting the Caloosahatchee River and the manatee. He also co-founded 21st Century Care , a non-profit dedicated to provide cancer assistance to the needy, cancer education, and research.