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President's Welcome

Welcome to Palm Beach State College and thank you for your interest in joining our Panther Family.

I am extremely proud and honored to serve as PBSC’s 5th President, and I am dedicated to serving this institution to continue its legacy in inspiring hope, advancing skills and transforming the lives of our community.

What you will discover at Palm Beach State is a place where ideas come to life and the heartbeat of a county begins. We are the strivers, reinventors, explorers and influencers of our region, and we are dedicated to developing talent that fills the most needed workforce roles in our county.

We promise to take our students to the next level and prepare them for what lies ahead. May that be a future in higher education, in the workforce or elsewhere, you have my guarantee: a Palm Beach State College Panther will be ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow.


As the leader of Florida’s first public community college and largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, I encourage you to join us, learn more about us and spread our commitment to excellence.

Panther Proud, Panther Strong!
Ava L. Parker, J.D.
Palm Beach State College



President's Report

The President's Report goes beyond the numbers to focus on overarching local and national opportunities and how Palm Beach State is meeting them.

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Office Contact

Theresa Maloney

Executive Administrative Assistant, President and Board


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