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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

January 1: New Year's Day falls on January 1 and is the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar and is celebrated in various ways around the world with parades, fireworks, football games and resolutions for the new year.

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day  is a federal holiday and observed on this day to commemorate the life and achievements of the slain civil rights activist.  Martin Luther King Jr. was an advocate for non-violent protest and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King is famous for his "I Have A Dream" speech.  

January 27: International Day of Commemoration is to remember the victims of the Holocaust. On this day The United Nations recognizes this day and to remember all those who suffered and died during the Holocaust before and during WW II. 



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

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

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