Palm Beach State College is planning to establish a Cross-Cultural Equity Institute this year to improve retention and help close the graduation gap for minority students.
The institute will be named after Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, a local philanthropist and former longtime educator and elected official, whose generous gift to the College is making it possible. The Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute is expected to be the first of its kind in the Florida College System to address an issue facing community colleges across the state and that is part of the national higher education dialogue. … Continue reading PBSC to create Cross-Cultural Equity Institute
Dr. Roger L. Yohe, who has nearly three decades of administrative and teaching experience at Arizona community colleges, has joined Palm Beach State College as the new vice president for academic affairs.
The Iowa native comes to PBSC from Mesa Community College, the largest of the 10 colleges governed by the Maricopa Community College District, where he was interim vice president of academic affairs for the last year. Prior to then, he served as Mesa Community College’s dean of innovative learning for five years, … Continue reading New VP of academic affairs to zoom in on graduation rates
With its graduation rates on the rise, Palm Beach State College is now the eighth largest producer of associate degree graduates in the U.S., climbing three notches from last year’s ranking, according to Community College Week.
The annual Top 100 rankings by the education publication show that Palm Beach State awarded 4,598 degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, a 9 percent hike over the previous year. The College also saw a similar graduation spike in the previous year. … Continue reading PBSC climbs to eighth highest producer of associate degrees in the country