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Welcome to the Miami Campus of Albizu University, and thank you for taking time to learn about our university and the various academic programs we offer!

I hope our website will give you a sense of what a special place Albizu is and how committed we are to helping you achieve your educational goals. Here, you can start with your bachelor’s degree and end with your doctoral degree.  We offer a unique education model, grounded by a practical approach that lets you apply what you learn immediately. You will work with accomplished faculty members who continue to practice in their fields, enabling them to bring real-world experience to the classroom. At Albizu, faculty and staff make a point of getting to know you and your particular interests and needs. Everyone is accessible to you, from the admission counselors and financial aid experts to the academic program directors and deans. They are here to help you earn your degree.

I hope you will join our community of learners and scholars in one of our undergraduate or graduate degree programs in psychology, education, speech and language, criminal justice, and human services.  In addition to the practical training offered in each course of studies, you will notice that our degree programs are accelerated so you can begin your professional life as quickly as possible. Whether you take classes at our Miami Campus, through our online programs, or at our San Juan Campus or Mayaguez University Center in Puerto Rico, you will receive the same high-quality education that makes Albizu University an exceptional place for you to learn.   

I look forward to welcoming you to Albizu University. If you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please do let me know. My email address is tdepoo@albizu.edu.

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Dr. Tilokie Depoo: Biography

Dr. Tilokie Depoo is the chancellor of Albizu University’s Miami Campus.  He comes to the university with over twenty years of corporate experience and over eighteen years of experience in higher education, in both teaching and administration. Prior to joining the university, he was chief academic officer and dean at the Metropolitan College of New York School for Business. He holds the faculty rank of Professor of Management. As a teacher and academic administrator, Dr. Depoo has focused on developing curricula that aligns with real world practices to better prepare students for successful careers.  His teaching experience includes both on-line and on-site courses, and he has pioneered numerous innovative, career-focused programs for students.

Prior to his full-time move to academia, Dr. Depoo worked in strategic planning, venture development, financial analysis, market research, business development, and product development for international and domestic companies. In his most recent corporate position, he served as director of strategic planning at Fidelis Care, which provides quality, affordable health coverage to children and adults throughout New York State. In addition, he has served as a management advisor for United Nations Development Program.

Complementing his management and administrative accomplishments, Dr. Depoo maintains research interests in the area of international labor migration and the brain drain in Third World countries. He has co-authored two books: A Practical Guide to Microeconomics (2007) and The East Indian Diaspora (1993). Additionally, he has published several articles on the brain drain, including “Guyana’s Brain Drain and Implications for Economics Development” (2007). His most recent publication was “The Ethical Dilemma of Sustainable Development: Guyana,” coauthored by David Rosner and published in the Journal of Global Responsibility (2011).

He serves on the board of trustees for a number of organizations, including the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, where he chairs the Risk Management Committee.