Members Will Guide Franchising Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 23, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Nearly four dozen franchising experts are joining the Advisory Board of the Titus Center for Franchising, a Presidential Center of Excellence at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Housed within the prestigious Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business, the Titus Center offers coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in franchising. The only academic center of its kind in Florida, the Titus Center facilitates internships, job shadowing and training at area franchises.

“The Titus Center for Franchising offers the opportunity to help create future franchising industry experts, such as the members of the Advisory Board,” said Dr. John P. Hayes, director of the Titus Center for Franchising. “Our mission is to educate students and business professionals so that they can use franchising to better their lives as employees or business owners and, ultimately, as a vehicle to create socially-conscious communities worldwide.”

The Titus Center’s incoming Advisory Board includes franchisors, franchisees and franchise suppliers from the United States and Canada. Each member has been chosen for his or her ability to offer ideas, tools and resources to fulfill the center’s mission to become a top choice for students seeking franchise education internationally.

The Titus Center was established through an endowment from United Franchise Group (UFG) CEO Ray Titus. His son, A.J. Titus, is a Palm Beach Atlantic graduate and President of Signarama, one of many UFG affiliated companies and brands. Both men will serve on the board alongside other members including IFA Education and Research Foundation President, Mary Heitman, and additional members of the UFG team including Jason Anderson, president of Accurate Franchising, Inc.; Dan Dubell, franchisee at Fully Promoted; Cory Hibbard, director of operations at Transworld Business Advisors; Jill Klein, general counsel at United Franchise Group; and Bill Luce, president of Transworld Business Advisors.

“As members of the Advisory Board, we hope to assist the Titus Center open the doors to financial independence for entrepreneurs and jobs for hundreds of thousands of employees,” said Ray Titus. “Franchising embodies the American dream. I believe I can speak for myself and the other members of the UFG team when I say that we are truly honored to help provide opportunities to the next generation of business men and women,” said Titus.

During their two-year terms, Advisory Board members will attend steering meetings, evaluate Titus Center programming, speak to undergraduate students, and advocate for the program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in Titus Center Mastermind events dedicated to collecting knowledge and solving business challenges.

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About the Titus Center for Franchising
The Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University, the only academic center of its kind in Florida, offers academic coursework, internships, job shadowing and training at area franchises, including the global headquarters of United Franchise Group in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Center, based in the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business, was established in 2016 through a gift from Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group. Dr. John P. Hayes was appointed the Center’s director. Classes are now underway at the Center. Contact the Titus Center at

About UFG
“The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs.” United Franchise Group is a group of affiliated companies and brands. Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, Accurate Franchising, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Visit for franchising opportunities.

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