President Payne’s heart health continues to improve after his recent heart attack, and despite the damaging impact to the left ventricle, his heart will return to normal function.

After six weeks of recovery, President Payne met with his cardiologist and was informed that his left ventricle’s function has nearly returned to normal levels. President and Mrs. Payne and the cardiologist were all extremely pleased by this level of improvement.

“We all expected improvement but not to this level this quickly,” Payne said. “However, when we factor into our thinking the thousands of prayers offered to our great God on my behalf, our surprise melts into humble thanksgiving for His providential care.”

President and Mrs. Payne would like to thank the alumni and friends of Florida College for all the love, concern and prayers they have shared as President Payne recovers.