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Monday, June 23, 2014

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Chancellor's Leadership Seminar Graduates Future College Leaders

St. Augustine, Fla., June 23, 2014 - Thirty five of the best and brightest faculty and administrators from the Florida College System's (FCS) 28 community colleges, state colleges and colleges graduated last week from the 2014 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar (CLS). Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna offered his congratulations at a ceremony in historic downtown St. Augustine.

"We are excited to once again provide this leadership development opportunity to administrators and faculty within the Florida College System who may be interested in a leadership role," said Chancellor Hanna. "The impetus is to promote individuals who may be primed to move into administrative or other leadership roles and are committed to Florida's college system."

The CLS participants attended an all-encompassing four-day seminar, which was held at the St. Johns River State College St. Augustine Campus June 17-20. Since 2001, the seminar has marked a significant phase in each participant's professional development. This nomination-only event indicates that each class member has been recognized as an individual with the potential for professional advancement within the FCS. Speakers at the seminar included college presidents, state legislators and CLS alumni.

The 2014 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar graduates are below.

  • Adriana Fazzano, Broward College
  • Jeffrey Nasse, Broward College
  • Rob Wolf, College of Central Florida
  • Bryan Craven, Chipola College
  • Richard Vollaro, Daytona State College
  • Kathyrine Scheuch, Division of Florida Colleges
  • Eileen DeLuca, Edison State College
  • John Wall, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Kerry Charron, Florida Keys Community College
  • Emmanuel Hernandez, Gulf Coast State College
  • James Wysong, Hillsborough Community College
  • Sheryl Vittitoe, Indian River State College
  • Brian Dopson, Florida Gateway College
  • Doug Guiler, Lake-Sumter State College
  • Ryan Hale, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  • Kim McGinnis, Miami Dade College
  • Michelle Thomas, Miami Dade College
  • Beverly Moore-Garcia, Miami Dade College
  • Andrew Barnes, North Florida Community College
  • Sasha Jarrell, Northwest Florida State College
  • Kristy Taylor, Palm Beach State College
  • Lisa Richardson, Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Kirk Bradley, Pensacola State College
  • Valparisa Baker, Polk State College
  • Gary Hartge, Santa Fe College
  • Christine Broeker, Seminole State College of Florida
  • Billy Veczko, St. Johns River State College
  • Gary Killam, St. Johns River State College
  • Brian Miles, St. Petersburg College
  • Heather Roberson, St. Petersburg College
  • Linda Hogans, St. Petersburg College
  • Rebecca Sroda, South Florida State College
  • Martin Balinsky, Tallahassee Community College
  • Byron Todd, Tallahassee Community College and the Association of Florida Colleges
  • Jonathan Hernandez, Valencia College

Florida's colleges remain the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65 percent of the state's high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education beginning at a Florida college, and 82 percent of freshman and sophomore minority students in public higher education attending one of Florida's 28 colleges.