DeSantis appoints Alonso to college board of trustees

Education Thursday, July 16, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Roberto Alonso to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees.
Alonso, of Miami Lakes, is vice president of business development at Costa Realtors Corp., a commercial real estate firm.
Previously, he was the director of partnerships and solution engineering at SchoolMint, a school choice and student enrollment software company, from 2018 to 2019,
DeSantis’ office said on July 2.
Alonso has served as a board member of the Miami-Dade County Planning Advisory Board since 2018.
He earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer and Information Services from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from
Florida International University.
Alonso is appointed to a four-year term as a trustee, subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
A graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Alonso is also the founder in 2014 of the Cars for A Cure cancer fundraising event held on Main Street in Miami Lakes.
It was inspired by his late father, Roberto Alonso, Miami Lakes’ first vice mayor.
The elder Alonso cherished his cherry red, 1964 Chevelle Super Sport. He died from cancer at age 64 in 2013.
--Linda Trischitta

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