Randall F. Dunn | 2019 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient
Randall F. Dunn ’73 CBM, MA ’74 PAA of Port Charlotte, FL is the 2019 recipient of the University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni of the University and recognizes graduates who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen profession or life’s work.
Mr. Dunn is a stellar example of a scholarship recipient who has made the very most of their education and experiences to achieve significant success, while leading in the local community.
As a college student, Mr. Dunn was a “typical student” of the time at then Sangamon State University – a student who was working full-time while completing university coursework. It was at this point which Dunn became introduced to careers in healthcare, serving in entry level patient care and unit leadership roles at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Upon completion of his graduate degree, Mr. Dunn relocated to southwest Florida and joined Medical Center Hospital as an Administrative Assistant. Within 18 months, Dunn partnered with a radiologist to establish the Oncology Center, a radiation therapy and medical oncology cancer treatment center. Dunn also administered Radiology Associates, a hospital-based radiology practice. Dunn and his partner sold their holdings to Navix Diagnostix (Navix Imaging), a merger which saw Dunn become senior vice president of Navix Imaging, Inc., overseeing regional growth and expansion.
His work in healthcare fueled a passion for greater levels of entrepreneurship and leadership. Dunn went on to found multiple organizations devoted to medical practice management; home, condominium, medical facility and hotel/motel development; and personal and business finance.
His passion for entrepreneurship has made a significant impact on his local community in southwest Florida. Dunn is former chairman of the Revitalization Committee, City of Punta Gorda, FL; a former president and board member of his local YMCA; board member and chairman of the American Cancer Society, Florida; board member and chairman of the local United Way; a founding board member of Art Around Town, Punta Gorda, FL; and a member of other non-profit, community focused organizations including his local Chamber of Commerce, where he was awarded Pacesetter of the Year.
Dunn actively supports his alma mater, and is a past recipient of the UI Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service. He served on the former Development Advisory Board and on the former National Commission on the Future of UIS; he initiated the Capital Steps Scholarship Fund and financed its first scholarship; and Dunn is a former member of the UI Alumni Association board of directors. His daughter, Rebecca M. (Dunn) Albertini, is also a UIS graduate, having earned both a business administration and MBA from the University.