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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

  • Coleman-Ferrell, Tunjarnika L., Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Scott-Lubin, Sheila, M.Ed., Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs 
  • Sivigny, Julie, M.A., Dean of Curriculum
  • Gladney, Don, Ed.D., Interim Dean of Bachelor Degree Programs, District 
  • Lea, Kimberly, Ph. D., Dean of Workforce, District 
  • Willey, Edward, M.S., Dean of Health Sciences, District 
  • Vargas, Roy, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs Boca Raton 
  • Bierster, Susan, M.H.S.A, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs Lake Worth 
  • Lancaster, Kimberly, M.B.A., Dean of Academic Affairs, Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade 
  • McClendon, Jyrece, M.S., Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach Gardens  


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CLAS Requirements - Repealed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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