Dennis Crudele was the President and CEO of C Group 3, LLC, a comprehensive higher education consulting group specializing in bringing management and operational expertise to higher-education institutions. Mr. Crudele served in a number of capacities at Florida Atlantic University from 1987 until 2015. Positions included Senior Vice President of Institutional Initiatives and Major Projects, Acting President and Interim President, and Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Crudele also served as Executive Director of the not-for-profit Discovery and Translational Science Research Institute, Executive Director of the FAU Finance Corporation, and as liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee of the FAU Board of Trustees. Mr. Crudele worked at the University of South Florida before joining FAU and served on the staff of the Florida Board of Regents from 1978 until 1985.