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The College's Board of Trustees, President, administrators, faculty and students believe that "diversity should be embraced as a reflection of society and should enhance the educational process."

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

April 1: EASTER 2018  is celebrated and recognized by Christians that Jesus is resurrected from death after the crucifixion.

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day  was established to raise awareness and acceptance of people with autism around the globe.  

April 4, 2018 - Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 22: Earth Day was founded in 1970 to raise awareness of our environment. Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to support environmental protection of the earth.

April 27: Day of Silence is celebrated in the month of April in which students vow of silence for the day to protest the silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and to raise awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment.




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 Info

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
Assistant Director, Human Resources and Equity Officer
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3111
Fax: 561-868-3131

Penny McIsaac
Title IX Coordinator
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461- 4796
Tel: 561-868-3277

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

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