At the monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, the college family was introduced to multiple new leaders.
Dean and Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs Susan Demers introduced the new Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Dr. Barbara Hubbard, and the new Dean of the College of Business, Marta Przyborowski.
SPC President Dr. Tonjua Williams welcomed the new Dean of Workforce Development, Michael Ramsey. Seminole Provost Dr. Mark Strickland announced the new Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, Kimberly Jackson, and Jesse Turtle, VP of Institutional Advancement, introduced Dr. Luz Randolph, the new Executive Director of Development of the SPC Foundation.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting:
- Dr. Teresa Wilkins, Director of the Leepa-Rattner Museum, gave a presentation on the museum, which is housed on the Tarpon Springs campus. Wilkins discussed the museum’s history, mission, collection, partnerships, exhibits, economic impact and strategic initiatives underway.
- Dr. Sabrina Crawford, AVP, Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Affairs, updated the Board on student course success rates from the 2019 Fall and Winter terms.
- Dr. Pat Rinard, AVP, Enrollment Services, presented the Spring 2020 enrollment summary. Rinard reported that current Spring enrollment is down -3.2% in headcount and -3.5% in student semester hours. However, this does not yet include a full picture, as Spring Express and the second 8-week mod classes are still enrolling students. Rinard also discussed multiple strategies the college is working on to address the shortage, including: promotion of the shorter terms; a new “12 (credits) in 12 (weeks)” campaign at the Midtown Center; promotion of the Last Mile Scholarship; and ongoing communication with students who have not enrolled but are eligible and those who have applied but not yet enrolled. Rinard also shared with the Board that the college experienced a very successful Winter Session, which essentially doubled in enrollment size from the 2018 Winter Session.