Associate Dean for Admissions/Marketing
Faculty Member Portrait


Dean “Tony” Cardenas joined the Florida Coastal School of Law in August 2012 after 16 years of working in higher education.  Before coming to Florida Coastal, Tony served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois.  While at Lincoln, Dean Cardenas oversaw enrollment management as well as housing, campus security, student activities and health services.  Most of Tony’s prior career was spent in the Purdue University system working for both the Fort Wayne and North Central campuses.  Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis and his Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University in Fort Wayne.  Besides working in higher education, Tony has also coached soccer at the club, high school and college levels and continues to coach his two sons today. 

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