Patrice Bishop, one of the newest members of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed to a four-year term by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Her term on the five-member governing board runs Aug. 27, 2021-Aug. 31, 2025. The appointment must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Bishop, of Palm Beach Gardens, is executive vice president of Human Resources and Risk Management for Kitson & Partners, a real estate development company. … Continue reading Bishop reappointed to PBSC District Board of Trustees
The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees will welcome three new members to the dais.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Omar Soto-Jimenez, Patrice Bishop and Dr. Melissa Friedman-Levine to the five-member governing board for varying terms that began Dec. 23, 2020. They replace Darcy Davis, Philip Ward III and Barbara Miedema and will attend their first board meeting Jan. 12.
Soto-Jimenez, of Boynton Beach, is the chief technology officer at Rybovich boat company. Previously, … Continue reading Gov. DeSantis appoints three to PBSC District Board of Trustees
The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees has reorganized its leadership by electing a new chair and vice chair for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Trustee Barbara J. Miedema was elected to serve as chair, succeeding Trustee Carolyn L. Williams, and Trustee Wendy S. Link, Esq., was elected to serve as vice chair, a position previously held by Trustee Miedema. Williams remains on the five-member board appointed by the governor, as does Darcy J. … Continue reading Miedema to lead District Board of Trustees in 2019-2020
Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the eighth straight year.
The District Board of Trustees unanimously voted June 18 to hold the line on tuition as part of its approval of the $130.5 million 2019-2020 operating budget that goes into effect July 1.
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, which is among the lowest in Florida and in the nation. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for eighth year
Philip H. Ward III, a local attorney, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees.
Ward, managing partner at Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm that he cofounded in 1987, succeeds John W. Dowd III, vice chair of the five-member board whose second three-year term ended this year. Ward’s term is for September 28, 2018 through May 31, 2022.
Last week, Ward, a Jupiter resident, … Continue reading Gov. Scott appoints Ward to PBSC District Board of Trustees
Palm Beach State College students will not see a hike in their tuition for the seventh straight year.
The District Board of Trustees has voted to freeze tuition as part of its approval of the $132.5 million 2018-2019 fiscal year budget that goes into effect July 1.
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 PBSC holds the line on tuition for seventh consecutive year
Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the College’s standing as one of the most affordable higher education institutions in the state.
The PBSC District Board of Trustees approved the College’s $129.9 million general fund budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. It calls for in-state tuition and fees to remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for sixth year
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