Louis J. Traina, EdD

Lou TrainaBackground/Experience. Dr. Lou Traina currently serves as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Florida SouthWestern State College, where he oversees the College Foundation and college-wide development, the public relations, marketing and communications division of the college. Dr. Traina has a doctorate of education degree from Columbia University, Teachers College; and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Seton Hall University. He has served the not-for-profit community since 1974, holding positions of staff psychologist, rehabilitation counselor, college provost, vice president of university advancement, and foundation executive director. Dr. Traina is an accomplished fundraiser, top executive, and community leader.  For the past 12 years, he has chaired dissertation committees and taught doctoral candidates fundraising advancement and leadership classes at Nova Southeastern University. He currently serves on the board of directors for Leadership Foundation, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Forum Club of Southwest Florida.