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College Catalog 2019-2020

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College Administrators





President

Ava L. Parker
J.D., University of Florida


District Board of Trustees

Carolyn L. Williams, Chairperson

Barbara J. Miedema, Vice Chairperson

Wendy S. Link, Esq.
Philip H. Ward III
Darcy J. Davis

Shanice Guthrie, Student Trustee


President's Cabinet

Peter R. Barbatis
Ed.D., Florida International University
Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management
Interim Provost, Lake Worth Campus


Rachael E. Bonlarron
B.S., Florida State University
Executive Director, Community Engagement and Special Assistant to President


Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University
Provost and Dean, Palm Beach Gardens Campus


Kevin A. Fernander
J.D., Quinnipiac University
General Counsel


Diego Meeroff
M.B.A., Florida Atlantic University
Director, College Relations and Marketing


Ginger L. Pedersen
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University
Vice President, Information Services


Bernadette M. Russell
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Vice President, E-Learning and Instructional Technology
Provost, Boca Raton Campus


David A. Rutherford
M.A., Liberty University
Vice President, Institutional Advancement 
Executive Director, Palm Beach State College Foundation


Robbie D. Stivers
M.A., Tusculum University
Vice President, Administration and Business Services


Roger L. Yohe
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Vice President, Academic Affairs


Deans and Registrar

Velmarie L. Albertini 
Ph.D., Florida International University
Dean, Curriculum


Al Baldwin
Ph.D., University of Alabama
Dean, Health Sciences


Irving Berkowitz
D.S.W., Tulane University
Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Peter J. Biegel
Ph.D., Capella University
Interim College Registrar


Sheri E. Goldstein
Ph.D., University of Miami
Dean, Student Services, Palm Beach State at Boca Raton


Anita S. Kaplan 

Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
Dean, Bachelor's Degree Programs


Kathleen S. Karran-McCoy
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Dean, Student Development


Patricia V. Richie
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
Dean, Business, Trade and Industry, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Roy M. Vargas
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Boca Raton 


Edward W. Willey
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Belle Glades and Loxahatchee Groves


Van P. Williams
M.S., University of Oklahoma
Dean, Student Services, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Chester H. Zettler
M.B.A., Georgia Southern University
Dean, Enrollment Management


College Administration

Holly L. Bennett
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Interim Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Palm Beach Gardens


Susan M. Caldwell
M.A., Florida Atlantic University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Barbara M. Cipriano
M.S., Barry University
Associate Dean, Public Safety, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


James E. Duffie 
M.A.C., University of West Florida 
Controller


Thomas Gauthier
Ed.D., Northeastern University
Associate Dean, Trade and Industry


Don Gladney
Ed.D., Pepperdine University
Associate Dean, Bachelor's Degree Programs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Vernon Grant
M.F.A., Pratt Institute
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Maretta Iosia-Sizemore
M.S., Florida International University

Director, Student Life 
Interim Director, Athletics


Dana M. Hamadeh
M.Ed., Concordia University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Boca Raton


Stephen Joyner
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Executive Dean, Center, Palm Beach State at Loxahatchee Groves


Robert H. Krull
M.S., Florida State University
Director, Library Learning Resource Center, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Kimberly K. Lancaster
M.B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Linda Lebile
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Palm Beach Gardens


Kenneth C. Libutti
M.B.A., Western Governors University
Chief Information Officer


Jyrece M. McClendon
M.S., Florida State University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Boca Raton


LaTanya L. McNeal
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Executive Dean, Center, Palm Beach State at Belle Glade


Becky A. Mercer
Ph.D., Columbia University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Palm Beach Gardens


David Pena
Ph.D., Florida State University
Director, Library Learning Resource Center, Palm Beach State at Palm Beach Gardens


Michael Pustizzi
M.A., Florida International University
Executive Director, Human Resources


Carlos F. Ramos
M.S., Florida Atlantic University
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Sheila E. Scott-Lubin
M.Ed., Springfield College
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Mike Sfiropoulos 
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth


Kristy K. Taylor
D.H.Sc., A.T. Still University
Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State at Belle Glade


Eddie Viera
M.S.Ed., SUNY College at Brockport
Director, College Financial Aid


John T. Wasukanis
B.A., Lawrence Technological University
Director, Facilities


David N. Weber
M.A., Metropolitan State University
Executive Director, Institute Research


Nancy C. Zinser
M.S., Boston University
Associate Dean, Health Sciences, Palm Beach State at Lake Worth