Charles “Chuck” Cross, Jr. has been elected chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees for 2016-2017.
He was chosen by his peers on the five-member board Tuesday as part of an annual reorganization of the board. William Berger, an attorney with Greenspoon Marder law firm, was elected vice chair.
Cross, executive vice president of commercial banking for Seacoast National Bank, was appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. … Continue reading Cross to lead PBSC District Board of Trustees
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., marked her first year at the helm of Florida’s seventh largest college this month with high accolades for her leadership and service from her five bosses on the District Board of Trustees.
“The board agrees that President Parker is doing an outstanding job,’’ said Wendy Link, chair of the District Board of Trustees, who cited “above average to excellent” ratings in Parker’s annual evaluation. “I commend President Parker on the efforts she’s made to address our student, … Continue reading PBSC president gets kudos for first year on the job
When David Hernandez enrolled full time at Palm Beach State College in fall 2012, he never imagined that he would one day become the student trustee.
At 16, he had moved to Palm Beach County from Puerto Rico with his newly divorced mother and struggled to learn English. The language barrier crushed his plans to graduate in 2008 with his class at Olympic Heights High School, and, initially, his spirit. But then his neighbor, Bryan Cruz, … Continue reading New PBSC student trustee wants to help and inspire
Palm Beach State College students will not pay a penny more for their tuition and course fees next school year.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to freeze the cost of classes for all degree and certificate programs for the 2016-2017 academic year. For college credit courses, in-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for postsecondary adult vocational program courses are fixed at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour. … Continue reading No tuition increase at PBSC for 2016-2017
Palm Beach State College leaders today accepted Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s statewide “Ready, Set, Work” challenge calling for the achievement of 100 percent graduation rates for full-time students.
College officials said the challenge is formidable but attainable through a concerted effort to improve student completion.
“We know what is at stake for our students, and we are wholeheartedly committed to making sure that they have what they need to get to the finish line,” said College President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge
Jesse Pulliam, an aspiring engineer who took his first college classes while a high school senior, has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Jupiter resident and 2013 William T. Dwyer High School graduate was chosen by a committee after an application and interview process open to all PBSC students with at least a 3.0 grade point average and at least 24 credit hours completed. Nine students were interviewed for the position. … Continue reading Aspiring engineer selected new PBSC student trustee
Palm Beach State College’s new campus in Loxahatchee Groves will be named after outgoing president Dennis P. Gallon.
The College’s District Board of Trustees recently passed a unanimous resolution naming the campus for Dr. Gallon in recognition of his outstanding service to the College and the community. The naming was announced at a June 19 scholarship benefit dinner honoring Gallon, who is retiring June 30 after more than 50 years of service in Florida education, including 18 years as PBSC president. … Continue reading Campus name to honor outgoing president
The cost of taking a class at Palm Beach State College will rise $2.75 per credit hour in 2015-2016 for students pursuing associate degrees and credit certificates, with the additional revenue going directly toward updating College facilities, enhancing technology and providing additional funds for student activities.
While keeping tuition flat for all students for the fourth consecutive year, the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees on Monday approved slight increases in the student activity, … Continue reading PBSC student fees to increase in 2015-2016; tuition remains flat
The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees culminated a six-month national search process Wednesday, unanimously choosing Ava L. Parker, J.D., to become the first female president of Palm Beach State College.
Parker, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University, was one of four finalists who met with the board Wednesday, each making a case for being the best fit to lead the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College trustees select first female president
John W. Dowd III, chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to another three-year term.
Scott announced the news Wednesday along with nine other reappointments to College District Boards of Trustees across the state. Dowd’s term ends May 31, 2018. The appointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Dowd, 56, of West Palm Beach, president of the Dowd Companies, was first appointed to the board in December 2011 to succeed Kenneth Kirby. … Continue reading Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees