House Speaker Chris Sprowls - Governor Ron DeSantis - Senate President Wilton Simpson
The Senate Committee on Education heard a panel presentation on how Florida’s State Universities and State Colleges are achieving student success and meeting the state’s workforce needs.
The panel included Marshall Criser, Chancellor of the State University System, and Kathy Hebda, Chancellor of the Florida College System. The Chancellors gave overview presentations of the accomplishments of their systems including national rankings, student success, research, and alignment with workforce needs.
The panel also included four State University Presidents and four Florida College Presidents. Each President gave a presentation that highlighted the strengths, unique characteristics, and accomplishments of their institutions. The Presidents presenting were:
Randy Avent, President, Florida Polytechnic University
Alexander Cartwright, President, University of Central Florida
Pamela Chally, President, University of North Florida
Mike Martin, President, Florida Gulf Coast University
Angela Falconetti, President, Polk State College
Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade College
Devin Stephenson, President, Northwest Florida State College
Tonjua Williams, President, St. Petersburg State College