Charles R. Modica, JD, is the Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Trustees of St. George's University, a University he co-founded in 1977 in Grenada, West Indies as an independent School of Medicine. In the years since, Dr. Modica guided its development into an international center of higher education. The University offers degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, business, and arts and sciences, and boasts a diverse community of students, faculty, alumni and staff from more than 140 countries. To date, more than 12,000 professionals have graduated from St. George's University. As Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada, Dr. Modica has worked to promote the country's infrastructure in health, industry, business, and tourism.
Dr. Modica has served as a member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Barry University, Miami Shores; a member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach; and a member of the Board of Trustees of WXEL Public Radio and Television.
Dr. Modica has a strong sense of civic responsibility and currently serves the Grenada Heart Foundation, the Vincentian Children's Heart Fund, and Co-Chair of the Fund for the Orphans and Elderly of Grenada. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Medical Charities from 1981 until 1991 and the Co-Chair of the West Indian Immunization Project from 1978 to 1981.
The Chancellor has been recognized for his work and has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2009, an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Barry University School of Law, Miami Shores in 2000, the Barry University Society of Founders Award in 1986; the Medal of Merit – City of Miami in 1980; Member of the Law Review of Delaware Law School 1974-1975; the Congress of Italian American Organizations Man of the Year in 1989; the Health Watch Information and Promotion Service in 1993; and the “Making the Dream Possible” Award from the St. George’s University School of Medicine Alumni Association in 1997.