Mr. Jhonson Napoleon is the Founder and CEO of Azure College as well as Azure Media Group, LLC. Mr. Jhonson immigrated to the United States from Haiti with the knowledge that education was the key to not only transforming his own life, but also the lives of others.
Armed with the prolific words of Martin Luther King Jr. – “Faith is taking the first step, even if you don’t see the whole staircase.” - he launched a career path that began as a security guard at Burdiness, now Macy’s and quickly grew to real estate. After a few years of success, he used his business acumen to benefit his home country. There, he successfully pulled Port-au-Prince’s Universite Lumiere out of bankruptcy by increased its enrollment tenfold. He also helped to graduate the initial group of students from the university’s medical school, the first group of doctors coming out of a privately held medical program the Haiti’s history.
To increase the knowledge base of the school’s graduates, he forged a relationship between the Center for Haitian Studies - a non-profit dedicated to provided health care to underserved Haitians in Miami – and the University of Miami Medical School, where he established six-week rotations for Universite Lumiere med school graduates.
Back in the U.S., Napoleon returned to real estate, becoming an Accredited Land Consultant and founding a real estate agency that included many brokers. And while most saw the decline of the housing boom as adversity, Napoleon used it as an opportunity to shift his focus back to health care education. He invested in a small educational health center that eventually became Azure College, the first accredited Haitian-owned College in the United States and the first black-owned college to offer a nursing degree program in South Florida. It now has three separate campuses in south Florida.
Napoleon is a graduate of Miami Dade College, where he received an associate of arts degree in computer engineering, and Barry University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer information and a master’s degree in information technology. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in management from Harvard University, and serves as a member of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
He is also the owner of Azure Media LLC, which includes 6 radio stations (three AM radio stations and three FM radio stations) in Florida and Boston, making it the fastest-growing black-owned media group in Florida and the largest Haitian-owned media group in the nation.
Napoleon’s work has earned him numerous accolades, including being named one of the 10 up and coming Haitian leaders in Miami Dade County, the top 100 Caribbean leaders in Florida by the ICABA, as well as one of the top alumni of Miami Dade College.
Napoleon has three sons, in whom Napoleon has instilled his own love of travel with trips around the globe. He earned his private pilot’s license in 2014.
Chairman - National Haitian Students Association (NHSA)
Mr. Lucson Joseph is the chairman of NHSA. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. He is the owner of Kwality Productions and served as the CEO from 2007 - 2009. He is the Co-founder and an Advisor of United Haitian Students of Florida, Inc.
He served as the President of Konbit Kreyol while attending Florida Atlantic University. He was also the Senate Pro-Tempore for the Student Government Association.
While serving as the Chairman of NHSA, Mr. Joseph has transformed the Haitian students movement to ensure that student leaders are empowered and ready to be the difference makers within their respective communities. He is passionate and commited to help shape those leaders for a better future.
He leads the Annual National Haitian Students Conference. His objective is to show young leaders the path of being a great leader. Mr. Joseph serves as a mentor for several student leaders throughout the U.S.
President - United Haitian Students of Florida, Inc. (UHSF)
Mr. Stervens Pauleus is the current President of UHSF. Prior to being president, he has served as a VP and
Service Coordinator for HSO FIU at the Florida International University for the 2013-2014 Academic year. He later became the Region 1 and 2 Director for UHSF. He was awarded the prestigious National leadership award by the National Haitian Student Alliance for his exemplary leadership.
He is now serving his second term as the President of the organization. He is a prime example of the leaders UHSF is proudly molding. Mr. Pauleus is one of the most humble and productive young leaders that has taken part in the United Haitian Students Florida, Inc. (UHSF). His impeccable integrity, and his determination to make a difference are the driving force behind the long hours he spends working for UHSF.
As president, he often says “No role is too small or big for me to play in the organization". As a leader he is relentless in his pursuit of excellence, goal oriented, a team player, and a visionary.