Nancy Borkowski: A different leader


True leaders inspire others to do the unimaginable. As director of the Healthcare MBA Program at Florida International University (FIU), Dr. Nancy Borkowski has shown on many occasions that she has what it takes to engage students with an open heart and mind. Her busy schedule never stands in the way of assisting her students. Whether it is on the phone, online or during her time off, Dr. Borkowski is always available; even when she is traveling outside of the country. To ensure the success of her students, she tries to assume the best in everyone by treating every student with the same level of respect and acceptance. Her staff is magnificently trained to deliver the best possible service daily.

Together, they frame the Healthcare MBA Program in a way that satisfies the needs of everyone who dreams of becoming a leader in the healthcare industry.

When I joined the program 18 months ago, I was searching for something more than just being successful at work because I understood that life is more than a sum of dollars and cents. As a result, I needed a professor who could teach and inspire me at the same time; and no one else has proven to be better at this than Dr. Borkowski.

Commentators stress the idea of integrity, in the business world, as being honest to oneself. They emphasize the concept that core values like honesty, hard work and fairness reflect an individual’s integrity. Being a healthcare student, I see myself as a future leader in the industry. I look up to someone who represents a source of trusted values and integrity. Dr. Borkowski’s ability to lead by example fills me up with that kind of assurance and confidence. Her actions portray herself as someone with vision and purpose; someone I can turn to for clarity during times of uncertainty. Dr. Borkowski’s unique philosophical thinking makes her a transformational leader and she inspires me to become one as well.

Jean Sergot Raphael, Pompano Beach

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