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Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs Administration and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA).  The Vice President of Academic Affairs oversees all academic programs at Palm Beach State College. Campus academic deans report to the VPAA.


Academic Leadership

  • Albertini, Velmarie, Ph.D., Dean of Curriculum
  • Bennett, Holly, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Gingras, Rob, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach Gardens  
  • Gladney, Don, Ed.D., Interim Dean of Bachelor Degree Programs
  • Richie, Patricia, Dean of Business, Trade and Industry, Lake Worth
  • Scott-Lubin, Sheila, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Lake Worth
  • Vargas, Roy, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs, Boca Raton
  • Willey, Edward, Dean of Academic Affairs, Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade Campuses, Interim Dean of Health Sciences
  • Yohe, Roger L., Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs provides direction and support for:


CLAS Requirements - Repealed

On June 17, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill #7151, eliminating CLAS requirements for graduation.

Effective July 1, 2011, CLAS requirements for degree completion were removed from Florida Statutes.  As a result, associate or baccalaureate degrees may be awarded to currently enrolled students who meet degree requirements notwithstanding CLAS.
More CLAS Info.

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