The College's leadership team have included diversity in decisions that affect the students, faculty and staff at Palm Beach State. Recruitment and retention strategies are implemented to address the underrepresented populations among our employees and students.


Diversity Celebrations

March 1 – March 31 – Women’s History Month is the month that celebrates the valuable contributions women have made in history and in current society.  Through the ages, women have fought for equality in all aspects of everyday life.

March 13 – Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal, the festival represents the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and end of winter.  The holiday is meant to forget, forgive, and repair broken relationships, it is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

March 17Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held annually on March 17th.  Celebrations usually involve parades, festivals, and green attire.  Lenten restrictions for Christians on eating and drinking are lifted for the day.




Roosevelt Junior College

Roosevelt Junior College, Palm Beach County's first institution of higher education for African-Americans, opened its doors to students in the fall of 1958. Britton G. Sayles served as the president of the college as well as the principal of the all-black Roosevelt High School, which shared its campus with the junior college for the first year.  The college became an educational and cultural pillar in the community, creating opportunities for black students to advance their education and enrich their lives. The push for integration prompted the Board of Public Instruction to close the school in 1965 and send its students and some faculty to Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College). Forty-eight years later, Roosevelt Junior College lives on in the hearts and minds of its alumni, employees and the community.

About Roosevelt Junior College


Contact Information

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for all issues relating to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and accessibility for individuals with disabilities and the department of Student Life addresses Title IX matters. Please contact the following:

Juanita Hook
Manager, Employment and Assistant to the President for Equity Programs
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3111
Fax: 561-868-3131

Mareta Iosia-Sizemore
Title IX Coordinator
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461- 4796
Tel: 561-868-3842

Barb Matias
Executive Director, Human Resources
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3110
Fax: 561-868-3131