Florida International University’s Board of Trustees has designated S. Lawrence Kahn, III as Trustee Emeritus. The real estate executive and community leader has been involved with FIU for more than a decade, serving on the three main volunteer leadership boards of the university.
“I’m honored to have been designated as Trustee Emeritus by FIU’s Board of Trustees, a respected group of our community’s top leaders,” said Kahn, who founded Lowell Homes in 1987 and has since built thousands of homes in South Florida.
Kahn’s involvement with FIU began in 1999 when he became chairman of the President’s Council (formerly known as Council of 100), the university’s premier community relations board comprised of business and civic leaders who act as brand ambassadors and advocates for FIU in the community.
In 2001, he joined the FIU Foundation Board of Directors. The FIU foundation is a non-profit corporation whose members play a significant role in the development of the university as a major educational, cultural and economic resource. The University’s mission is advanced through the involvement of the directors and their contribution of time, leadership and financial resources. Kahn served as chair of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors for two years, starting in 2006.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as a member of the BOT where he was chairperson of the Academic Policy and Student Affairs Committee. Currently, he also serves on several area boards including the Baptist Hospital Board of Directors and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of Builders Association of South Florida.
“Larry Kahn has shown incredible dedication to advancing higher education, particularly at FIU, by consistently lending his leadership, time, service and financial resources to support the university’s programs and research,” said Board of Trustees Chair Albert Maury.
He completed his B.A. at Amherst College in 1968. He served in the US Navy from 1968-1971 in Japan and South Vietnam and in 1972 earned a Master’s in business administration from Harvard University School of Business.