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My personal photo and online portfolio.

Through this little space on the Internet, I hope to share images, workshops, events, and people from my life with family and friends. I feel blessed to have enjoyed over twenty years of unique experiences in the education, music, technology, and media production industries. Photography has been a passion for me since my Dad handed me his Canon AE-1 over thirty years ago, and let me shoot my very shots.

I do accept limited engagements for portraits, portfolio, social media, location shots, yacht, car, and home shoots that are not in conflict with my professional responsibilities. Those individuals, institutions, governmental agencies, and companies that might benefit from my experience, writing, or ideas should contact me during business hours (EST) at 954-326-6689 or at randy@randydewitt.com.

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Biography

Randall W. DeWitt (Randy) recently returned to DeVry University South Florida to lead the College of Media Arts & Technology as their Program Dean. Prior to American InterContinental University as Visiting Professor in Media Production where he Chaired their Industry Advisory Board and served as administrator of the Media Program.

Prior to 1394 and AIU, he served as Dean of the School of Business, CIS, and Technical Management at DeVry University of South Florida .DeWitt, as the former Director of the School of Entertainment and Design Technology at Miami Dade College, served as the senior administrator of the School from 2001 until 2005. DeWitt's responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of the film, television, video, radio production, computer animation, graphic design, graphic arts, Internet design, photography technology, technical theatre, commercial music, music business, sound engineering, and sound reinforcement programs. Projects developed under his supervision or produced by the school include the Urban Entertainment Conference, the Made in Miami Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival's REEL Education Seminar Series, CableTAP -Miami's Public Access Cable Station, E-Latin Grammy Webcasts, Telemundo's Taller: Escritores, and partnerships with Indiana University Purdue School of Music and the Director's Guild of America.

DeWitt gained strategic business experience under the guidance of Mark Begelman while at Mars Music, Inc. DeWitt was Director of Education for Mars Music, Inc. from 1995 - 2000 and Supervisor of Music Education for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Fine Arts Department Chair from 1987 - 1995. Mr. DeWitt received the Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Louisville and Master's of Science in Music Education from Florida International University where he has additionally studied advanced topics in educational leadership. With extensive experience in curriculum development and assessment, he co-authored the Florida Department of Education Music Certification Exam as a consultant to the Institute for Instructional Research and Practice at the University of South Florida and co-authored for the Bose Corporation the "In Harmony with Education" curriculum. In 1999, Mr. DeWitt participated as a committee member, contributing writer, and presenter on the landmark MENC: Vision 2020 Housewright Symposium.

While at Mars Music, Inc., Mr. DeWitt oversaw 50 schools of music, 15,000 students, 620 music educators, an online education web division, and a music publishing company. Web properties created under his leadership included interactive web-based music education sites that have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, CNN.com, Netscape, Yahoo, and distance learning professional organizations. DeWitt has served as Music Industry Chair to the Florida Music Educators Association and as Secretary to the board of Dade Cultural Alliance. DeWitt has been recognized among Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans, received In-Focus Interactive Magazine Leadership and Visionary Award, is a professional trumpeter, and has produced large-scale events including the Federal Express Orange Bowl Half-Time, Superbowl Pre-Game, the Coconut Grove Arts Festivals Entertainment and Arts EXPO, and served as Community College Co-Chair for the Florida Sub-Committee for Film, Television, and Entertainment. DeWitt completed Broward Alliance's prestigious Senior Executive Orientation in the spring of 2006. In 1994, DeWitt served as National Manager of Education for American Music, a company wholly owned by Guitar Center, Inc. where he orchestrated a successful, strategic business overhaul of the company's music learning centers. In January 2010, he received DeVry University's LEGACY of SERVICE AWARD.

DeWitt began his career at Coral Gables Senior High School, where he chaired the largest and most successful Fine Arts departments in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Under his direction, the Band of Distinction received numerous local, state, and national awards. DeWitt and his business partner, Drew Cummings, served as U.S. and International Film and Entertainment Commissioners to the Dominican Republic, where they have served as advisors to President, Leonel Fernandez, on Education, Cultural, and Entertainment issues.


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