Tag: Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Scott appoints Miedema to PBSC Board of Trustees

When the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees holds its next regular meeting March 14, there will be a new face at the dais.
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Barbara Miedema, vice president of public affairs and communications at the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, to the five-member board. She replaces attorney William Berger, a PBSC trustee since 2007, whose most recent term had expired. Miedema is appointed for a term that began Feb. … Continue reading Gov. Scott appoints Miedema to PBSC Board of Trustees

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PBSC gets $9 million from Legislature to complete new campus

Palm Beach State College leaders are celebrating the news that $9 million allocated by the Florida Legislature to complete the first phase of the fifth campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves also has survived the governor’s veto pen.
Gov. Rick Scott announced on Tuesday his plans to slice approximately $256.1 million in projects before signing the “Florida First” spending plan into law. PBSC’s long-planned campus, which will create greater access to higher education and job training for residents and businesses in Palm Beach County’s west-central area, … Continue reading PBSC gets $9 million from Legislature to complete new campus

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Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge

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

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Rhonda Griffis, PBSC instructor, appointed to state Board of Cosmetology

Rhonda L. Griffis, an instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the state Board of Cosmetology.
A licensed cosmetologist, former salon executive and educator, Griffis will bring a South Florida perspective to the board, which is responsible for licensing and regulating the cosmetology profession in the state. The board is under the auspices of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, … Continue reading Rhonda Griffis, PBSC instructor, appointed to state Board of Cosmetology

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Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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

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