POSITION: Since 2008, president at St. Johns River State College, a public institution with three campuses in Orange Park, Palatka, and St. Augustine, Florida.
PREVIOUS: Special Counsel to the President, St. Johns River Community College, 2005–2008; State Legislator, Florida House of Representative, 2000–2008; General Counsel, North East Florida Educational Consortium, 2001–2008; General Counsel, The District School Board of Putnam County, 1987–2005; Attorney at Law, 1985–2008.
AFFILIATIONS: Boards: CareerSource Northeast Florida, Clay County Economic Development Corporation, Florida College System Council of Presidents (past chairman), Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (past chairman), Southern Regional Education Board, St. Johns River State College Foundation; Member: Clay County Bar Association, Florida Council of 100, Palatka Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow) (past member), St. Augustine Rotary (past member), Putnam Chamber of Commerce Foundation, United Way St. Johns County.
EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate, University of Florida; B.A., Government/History, Wofford College.
OTHER: Publications: Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy: A Special Report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the Southern Regional Education Board. Presentations: ACCT Annual Leadership Congress (2018, 2016, 2014, and 2012); 2015 NACEP National Conference; AACC 95th Annual Convention (2015); League for Innovation Conference (2015); Southern Regional Education Board Hunt Institute (2012); SREB High Schools That Work Annual Conference (2012); SREB 2012 Annual Board Meeting and 61st Legislative Work Conference; Florida School Board Association Annual Superintendents’ Meeting (2012); NISOD Annual Conference (2011); SREB 2nd Convening of the States on College & Career Readiness (2010).