Dr. Thomas Edward Furlong, Jr.
HOME: 2192 Feather Sound Drive OFFICE: Senior Vice President
Clearwater, Florida 33762 Baccalaureate Programs &
Phone: (727) 409-0519 St. Petersburg College
PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
Phone: (&27) 341-3277
Born January l8, l947
Height - 6'l"; weight - 206; health - excellent
Married; 2 daughters
Hobbies include golf, tennis, reading, international travel, biking
Board member, Leadership Tampa Bay
Member, Board of Directors, Ruth Eckerd Hall Performing Art Center
Member, Board of Directors, Tony Jannus Awards Committee
l965 - Graduate, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA
l969 - B.A., Psychology, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA
l97l - M.S., Counselor Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
l977- Ph.D., Postsecondary Education Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION IN PH.D. PROGRAM:
Statewide Planning and Coordination of Postsecondary Education; Community College
Administration; University Administration
Dissertation – “The Perceptions of Selected Groups of University and Community
College administrators of the College Level Examination Program and its Implications for the
State Universities and Community Colleges of Florida”
Outstanding Graduate, College of Education, Florida State University, 2005
Outstanding Educator, Florida Association of Community Colleges, 2004
Chairman, Council on Instructional Affairs, Florida Community College System, 1990-„91
Resolution by the Governor and Cabinet for service to the Postsecondary Education System of
Whereas, Dr. Thomas E. Furlong, Jr., has contributed significantly to the progress of
higher education in Florida during his tenure as Assistant Executive Director of the
Florida Postsecondary Planning Commission from l98l to l984, and as Executive Director
of the Commission from l984 to l987; and
Whereas, Dr. Furlong directed the transition of responsibilities from the l202
postsecondary Education Commission to the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning
Commission and served as the Department of Education contact with the Commission;
Whereas, Dr. Furlong brought to the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission
both academic training and professional involvement in education, as well as a strong
commitment to public service and a keen insight into the needs and responsibilities of
Florida's postsecondary education system; and
Whereas, he has made significant contributions to the Florida Community College
System, briefly leaving the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission to assist in the
organization of the State Board of Community Colleges, recruit staff, and serve as
legislative liaison during the l984 Legislative Session; and
Whereas, Dr. Furlong directed the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning
Commission's research efforts in the development of the first State Master Plan for
Florida Postsecondary Education and Supplements, as well as numerous reports
to the Legislature and State Board of Education including: the State Student
Financial Aid Policy, Disabled Student Access to Postsecondary Education,
Enhancing the Participation of Minority and Disadvantaged students in Florida
Postsecondary Education, Colleges of Education in Florida, Postsecondary
Vocational Education in Florida, Postsecondary Vocational Teacher Preparation
and Certification, and Alternative Tuition and Fee Policies; and
Whereas, Dr. Furlong was a prime mover in the development and implementation
of a strong articulation agreement between Florida's community colleges and
universities which has become a model for the rest of the nation to emulate; and
Whereas, Dr. Furlong has provided outstanding and innovative leadership in
furthering the academic mission of Florida's colleges and universities by working
to expand and enhance cooperative relationships between public postsecondary
institutions, and the independent and proprietary sectors, business and industry;
Whereas, it is impossible to find in Florida School Laws and State Board of
Education Rules since l974, any issue dealing with postsecondary education that
somehow has not been contributed to, developed, or fine-tuned by Dr. Furlong's
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of
Florida do sincerely commend Dr. Thomas E. Furlong, Jr., for a distinguished
career of service, dedication and unselfish contributions to the betterment of
postsecondary education in Florida and wish him continued success in all of his
In testimony whereof, the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have
hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Office Seal of the state of
Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee on this 25th day of
Named by National Jaycees as one of their l977 "Outstanding Young Men in America"
W. K. Kellogg Fellow, Community College Leadership Program, FSU
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honors Society - FSU Chapter)
President's Guard (LaSalle College ROTC Drill Team and Honors Organization)
Psi Chi (National Honors Society in Psychology)
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2001 to present
Senior Vice President, Baccalaureate Programs and University Partnerships.
Supervisor: Dr. Carl M. Kuttler, Jr.
Directed the activities of St. Petersburg College‟s transition from a 77-year-old
community college to a baccalaureate-degree granting four-year college.
Led college efforts toward securing Level 2 SACS accreditation in 2001.
Directs activities of the University Partnership Center, which now has 15 colleges and
universities that offer 83 degrees on SPC‟s campuses.
Serves as the legislative liaison with state and federal policy makers for SPC‟s four-year
Serves as acting president as necessary in the absence of the college president.
Serves as SPC‟s liaison with educators from Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, and Ukraine
as plans are made to extend four-year programs to those countries. Extensive travel in
Directs program approval, program development and staff recruitment for four-year
programs. Programs developed are in Nursing, Education, Technology Management, Dental
Hygiene, Public Safety Administration, Veterinary Technology, International Business and
Provides leadership in all aspects of four-year program budget development and operation.
Directed SACS overall SPC affirmation.
State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 1995 to Fall 2001
Deputy Executive Director for Educational Services
Supervisor: Mr. David Armstrong
The Deputy Executive Director for Educational Services serves as the Chief Academic,
Vocational, and Student Services Officer for the State Board of Community Colleges. In
addition, the Deputy Executive Director for Educational Services is assigned responsibility for
planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, supervising and evaluating all activities related to
the Bureau of Programs and Services. This Bureau conducts activities and provides support for
academic, adult, and vocational programs in the 28 community colleges. The Deputy Director
for Educational Services provides support to the Executive Director and the State Board in such
areas as Cabinet matters, legislative matters, testing and evaluation, technology policy issues,
military and corrections education, federal relations, and regional and specialized accreditation.
This Deputy Executive Director provides staff support for the Planning Committee of the State
Board of Community Colleges and serves as the State Board‟s representative to the Articulation
Coordinating Committee. Responsibilities include the following:
Coordinates, organizes, and directs the development of the strategic and long-range planning
process for the State Board of Community Colleges.
Directs the conduct of system-wide academic and vocational program reviews and policy
studies for the State Board of Community Colleges. Oversees the development and
maintenance of the program review and evaluation systems.
Identifies, develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for the State
Board of Community Colleges that relate to the areas of responsibility of the Bureau of
Program and Services.
Provides staff support for the State Board of Community Colleges in the development of
Represents the State Board of Community Colleges on issues relating to State Board of
Education and State Board for Vocational Education.
Directs and coordinates the conduct of special policy studies relating to instructional
Reviews new associate degree and certificate programs for relation to student demand,
efficiency, and community need.
Provides information to and maintains liaison with legislators, legislative staff members and
governor‟s staff members in areas relating to academic, vocational, adult, and student
Monitors and evaluates information and reports generated by various sources, as well as
attends relevant meetings to improve the effectiveness of the community college system.
Provides leadership and supervision for administrative purposes in the Bureau of Programs
Represents the State Board of Community Colleges on task forces, various other groups, and
serves to interpret community college activities in the areas of academic, vocational, adult,
and student services programs to the public, the Legislature and other governmental agencies
Maintains a liaison with other Divisions of the Department of Education as well as other
state and federal agencies with respect to Bureau responsibilities and assignments.
Coordinates the community college calendar approval process.
Coordinates the community college out-of-district course and program approval process.
Coordinates the staff and program development process for the 28 community colleges.
Provides support to the Articulation Coordinating Committee and works with the State
University System and independent colleges in Florida to assure the successful transfer of
community college A.A. graduates into the upper divisions of state universities and
independent colleges in Florida and nationally.
Coordinates the community college/public school articulation process.
Provides technical assistance to the colleges and coordinates statewide activities in the areas
of academic, vocational, adult and student services programs.
Performs other duties and assignments as requested by the Executive Director and the Deputy
Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 1987 to Oct. 1995
Vice President for Educational Services/Acting President
Supervisor: Dr. James H. Hinson, Jr.
I started at TCC as Dean of Instruction and the position became Vice President for Educational
Services as it picked up the duties and responsibilities previously assigned to the Dean of
Students. During the l988-89 academic year, I served as Acting President during the periods
when the President was recuperating from two separate surgical procedures.
The Vice President for Educational Services reports to the President and is responsible for
planning, administering and evaluating all aspects of the academic and student services
programs of the College. The Vice President for Educational Services is assigned the
following duties and responsibilities:
Serves as Acting President in the absence of the President.
Coordinates the instructional program, including the Academic Divisions, Library,
Academic Support Program, Extended Studies Program and Gadsden Center.
Coordinates the student services program, including enrollment services, counseling,
student activities, and the health, welfare and disciplinary phases of student life.
Coordinates the development of curriculum in conjunction with division directors and
Coordinates the orientation and assignment of new faculty members.
Recommends activities and programs to improve the professional growth and
development of faculty and staff.
Maintains an approved list of textbooks for current use, projects textbook requirements
and maintains liaison with suppliers to insure College needs are met.
Articulates with university and secondary school programs to insure curriculum
Assists in the development of projections and analyses to define academic and student
service facilities requirements.
Assists in the preparation and revision of the Faculty Handbook.
Approves all grade changes.
Provides responses to inquires regarding the educational services of the College.
Chairs and otherwise assists certain College committees.
Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee, Fla., 9/84 to 8/87
Chairmen: Mr. Burke Kibler and Mr. John Robert Middlemas.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of this Commission, which has the
following legislative assignment (240.l47, F.S.):
Serve as a citizen board to coordinate the efforts of postsecondary institutions in the
state and provide independent policy analyses and recommendations to the State Board
of Education and the Legislature.
Prepare and submit to the State Board of Education a master plan for postsecondary
education. The plan shall include consideration of the promotion of quality,
fundamental educational goals, programmatic access, needs for remedial education,
regional and state economic development, international education programs,
demographic patterns, student demand for programs, needs of particular subgroups of
the population, implementation of innovative educational techniques and technology,
and the requirements of the labor market. The capacity of existing programs, in both
public and independent institutions, to respond to identified needs shall be evaluated,
and a plan shall be developed to respond efficiently to unmet needs.
Recommend guidelines for the development of institutional roles, review plans of the
postsecondary boards and institutions, and relay those plans to the State Board of
Education and the Legislature.
Recommend to the State Board of Education contracts with independent institutions to
conduct programs consistent with the state master plan for postsecondary education.
Each program shall be reviewed, with the cooperation of the institution, every five
Recommend to the State Board of Education rules concerning the planning and
coordination of postsecondary educational programs. These rules shall provide for the
sector boards to assure that:
(a) Program reviews are conducted statewide.
(b) Every major program in public postsecondary education is reviewed every five
(c) Budget requests reflect program review results.
(d) Program decisions lead to the distinctive roles established for public universities
and community colleges.
Advise the State Board of Education regarding the need for and location of new
programs, institutions, campuses, and instructional centers of public postsecondary
Recommend to the State Board of Education the adoption criteria for the establishment
of new community colleges and state universities, which criteria shall address:
(a) Proximity to existing institutions and assessment of the impact on existing
(b) Potential program duplication.
(c) Regional demographic characteristics.
(d) The efficient use of resources.
Recommend to the State Board of Education and the Legislature the establishment of
additional branch campuses of public postsecondary educational institutions. No
branch campus may be established without a review by the commission and formal
authorization by the Legislature. Any community college branch campus established to
provide only exploratory, occupational proficiency, job preparatory, and supplemental
vocational and technical instruction must be reviewed and recommended again by the
commission and receive specific authorization by the Legislature before expanding its
instructional offerings to the college parallel program area.
Review the establishment of those instructional centers which require approval by the
Board of Regents or the State Board of Community Colleges.
Review public postsecondary education budget requests for compliance with the state
master plan before submission to the State Board of Education.
Assist the State Board of Education in the conduct of its postsecondary educational
responsibilities in such capacities as the state board deems appropriate.
Update the state master plan for postsecondary education every five years.
Conduct studies and planning activities related to the overall improvement and
effectiveness of postsecondary education in this state.
Review implementation of the state master plan and annually report to the State Board
of Education and the Legislature the progress towards implementation.
State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee, Fla., April 1984 to Sept. 1984
Assistant Executive Director
Supervisor: Mr. Clark Maxwell
Helped the newly-created State Board get started and recruit staff members. Represented
the Board and the community college system during the l984 Legislative Session. This was
the only Assistant Executive Director position and the Finance Bureau, the Program and
Planning Bureau, and the MIS Bureau all reported to this position. Worked closely with the
Council of Presidents, the State Board, and the Legislature on PECO issues, community
college finance issues, and all program-related issues and legislation. Kept the 28 colleges
current on state developments and worked with the Chairman of the Council of Presidents to
develop their agendas and secure needed presenters and information.
Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee, Fla., April ’81 to April ‘84
Assistant Executive Director
Supervisor: Dr. David Spence.
Assisted the Commission during its creation phase, and then joined the staff as we developed
the first Master Plan for Florida Postsecondary Education and conducted a number of special
legislative studies. Basically, the recommendations in the Master Plan and the studies were
turned into proposed legislation and were ultimately adopted by the Legislature.
Department of Education, Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 1976 to March 1981
Associate for Program Policy Analysis (Postsecondary Education)
Supervisors: Dr. Charles B. Reed and Dr. Jack Tebo
Served as the staff specialist on the Commissioner of Education's staff for community college,
state university and private college program and planning issues. Also, served as the lead staff
person for the Postsecondary Education Commission (l202 Commission) that reviewed
program and fiscal issues in postsecondary education. Developed and secured Florida's first
Education Information Centers grant, worked on private fund-raising issues and legislation, and
reviewed all FIPSE grant requests for Florida. Served as the Department's representative to the
Joint Senate/House/Governor's Office Higher Education Task Force that led to the creation of
the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission (PEPC). Conducted the first national
Lifelong Learning Conference in cooperation with the Education Commission of the States.
Florida Senate, Tallahassee, Fla., March 1974 to Jan. 1976
Community College and University Legislative Analyst with the Senate Education
Responsible for postsecondary education legislation under two committee chairmen (Senators
Graham and Lewis). Researched issues, developed legislation, and made presentations to the
Legislature, community colleges, state universities, and state agencies in areas such as common
course numbering, CLAST, community college to university articulation, common calendars
among community colleges and state universities, faculty contracts, CLEP, dual enrollment,
and collective bargaining. Developed the annual PECO bill and wrote a new community
college finance law that was enacted by the Legislature. Worked closely with the Community
College Council of Presidents and the Council on Instructional Affairs.
Florida Senate, Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 1973 to March 1974
Legislative intern with the Senate Education Committee
Duties included educational research, oversight of current statute implementation, and the
development of new community college and university legislation for the l974 Session. The
chairman: Senator Bob Graham.
Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 1972 to Sept. 1973
Student Research Assistant to the Deputy Director of Research
Worked on a seven-state accountability study and conducted research in the area of drop-out
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 1970 to Sept. 1972
Full-time Counselor to Students
Immediate supervisor: Mrs. Sherrill Ragans, Director of Resident Student Development.
Duties included counseling, discipline, budgeting, and general administration of a 600-resident
dormitory and supervising a staff of 25. A key responsibility was conducting classes related to
university orientation, study-skills training and test-taking ability. Conducted campuswide
classes related to minority student relations and special retention programs being developed at
that time to assure minority student retention. Developed, in cooperation with two other
counselors, a model peer counseling and tutoring program implemented at FSU and chosen for
national recognition at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Conference in Philadelphia. Active on the Facilities Planning group that planned a new
dormitory and major renovation to the existing dorms at FSU.
1) The Role of the Community College in Teacher Education: The Role of Community
Colleges in Offering Baccalaureates in Teacher Education: An Emerging Possibility.
Thomas E. Furlong 2003.
2) The Community College Baccalaureate: Emerging Trends & Policy Issues. St.
Petersburg College: Increasing Access in Critical Areas
Thomas E. Furlong, Jr.
3) SAC 2006 Presentation of Baccalaureate Program development in Community Colleges.
4) Presenter, CCBA, on St. Petersburg College Baccalaureate Programs, 2001 to 2007.
5) State Planning for Lifelong Learning, Conference Proceedings, edited by Dr. Louis
Bender and Dr. Thomas Furlong, l977.
6) The Perceptions of Selected Groups of University and Community College
Administrators of the College Level Examination Program and It's Implications for the
State Universities and Community Colleges of Florida, doctoral dissertation, Florida State
University, l977, Thomas Furlong.
7) State Policy and Postsecondary Education: The Relationship of the Independent and
Public Sectors, Conference Proceedings, edited by Dr. Thomas Furlong, Mr. Roger Gill
and Dr. Jack Tebo, l978.
8) Existing Relationships Between Independent Postsecondary Institutions and State
Educational Agencies in the State of Florida, Office of Educational Planning, Budgeting
and Evaluation, Thomas Furlong and John Sutusky, l978.
9) The Postsecondary Education Commission Final Report on "State Policy and
Postsecondary Education: The Relationship of the Independent and Public Sectors." l979,
10) The Postsecondary Education Planning Commission Final Report on "Cooperation
Between Postsecondary Education and K-l2 Education." l982, Thomas Furlong and Mike
11) The Postsecondary Education Planning Commission Final Report on "Independent
Postsecondary Education." l982, Thomas Furlong and Mike Armstrong.
12) The Postsecondary Education Planning Commission Final Report on "Postsecondary
Education Finance." l982, Thomas Furlong and Dave Spence.
13) The PEPC "Joint Programs Feasibility Study" November l982, Thomas Furlong.
14) Cooperation Among Secondary, Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions, ACCT Trustee
Quarterly, Summer, l986, Thomas E. Furlong, Jr.
15) The Postsecondary Training Needs of the Film Industry in Florida. l987, Linda Recio,
Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, Tom Furlong, Jr. (Florida Vocational Journal).
16) Directed the PEPC Commission's research efforts. A listing of Commission studies is
attached. These are done in cooperation with the Commission member usually using a
sub-committee approach. The Commission takes final action before forwarding them to
the Legislature and the State Board of Education.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES (prior to TCC):
Conference Director, National Invitational Conference on State Planning for Lifelong
Learning: Improving Access for All Citizens, co-sponsored by the Florida Postsecondary
Education Commission, the Education Commission of the States, the Postsecondary
Education Convening Authority, the National Center for Educational Brokering, and the
State and Regional Higher Education Center of the Florida State University, February,
l977. Attended by ll6 representatives from 37 states and territories.
Conference Coordinator, Statewide Conference on State Policy and Postsecondary
Education: The Relationship of the Independent and Public Sectors, co-sponsored by the
Florida Postsecondary Education Commission and the Education Commission of the
States, December, l978. Attended by l73 policy makers from the various sectors of
postsecondary education in Florida, as well as from both the legislative and executive
branches of state government.
Directed the study of centralized admissions which resulted in the publication
"Centralized Admissions for Postsecondary Education in Florida," which was submitted
by the Commissioner of Education to the Florida Legislature in l977.
Directed the study of out-of-state postsecondary education institutions offering courses
Served as Florida's contact with the American Council on Education's Program on Non-
collegiate Sponsored Instruction.
The first director of Florida's Educational Information Centers Program, as created under
Title IV, Part A, Sub-part 5 of the Federal Higher Education Act.
Chairman of the Postsecondary Education Interstate Data Committee which consisted of
representatives of the legislative appropriations committees, the Governor's budget staff,
and the divisions of the Department of Education.
Participation in the activities of the National Center for Higher Education Management
Systems (NCHEMS), the Education Commission of the States, and the National Center for
Primary staff responsibilities for the Postsecondary Education Commission, l976-l98l.
Presenter: "Student Affairs Paraprofessionals," National Association of Student
Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, April, l973.
Planning committee member for the Conference on Women in Postsecondary Education
which was conducted in the Fall of l979 and was co-sponsored by the American Council
on Education, the Postsecondary Education Commission, the State University System of
Florida, the Florida community colleges, and the Florida Commission on the Status of
Member l980 Gubernatorial Inaugural Committee.
Department liaison with the Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on
Postsecondary Education, l980.
Presentations to FSU Higher Education Institute Faculty.
Member of the Policy Steering Committee of the joint Senate, House, Governor's Office,
Department study of program budgeting for postsecondary education, l980-8l.
Directed the transition of responsibilities from the Postsecondary Education Commission
to the new Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, and served as the Department
contact with the Commission.
Directed the transition of "contracting" with independent colleges from the Board of
Regents to the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission.
Speech to Valencia Community College Faculty Convocation, Fall l982.
Annual presentation to the statewide 2+2 articulation conference (about every other year).
Speech to Leadership Manatee and Leadership Tallahassee on the importance of Florida's
postsecondary education institutions to the economic development of the State.
Member of the Community College Master Plan Steering Committee, l982.
Member of the Commissioner's Student Financial Aid Study Steering Committee, l982.
Member of the State Advisory Committee on Military Education, l982 to l987.
Member, Commissioner of Education's Executive Management Group, l984 to l987.
Member of the Governor's Inter-Agency Health Manpower Task Force, l983 to l985.
Speech to Okaloosa-Walton Community College Faculty Convocation, Fall, l983.
Member, Florida Chamber of Commerce's Business/Higher Education Coalition. Also, a
member of the Coalition's Executive Committee.
Speech to Pasco Hernando Community College Staff Development Day, June, l984.
Member, Building Executive Committee for the new Department of Education building
Directed the implementation of the Postsecondary Education Cooperation Trust Fund
Presentation to Gulf Coast Community College Coordinating Staff, January, l986.
Annual FACC Conference Presentations.
Monthly presentations to the Community College Council of Presidents and the State
Board of Community Colleges on PEPC activities.
Annual presentations to the Community College Council on Instructional Affairs,
Council on Student Affairs, and Council on Business Affairs on higher education issues in
Speech to American Community College Trustee Association Southern Region) on
community college articulation, Spring, l986.
Speech to American Association of Community/Junior Colleges on student articulation in
Florida, Spring, l986.
INSTRUCTION/COUNSELING (prior to TCC):
In addition to my full-time counseling experience at FSU, I also worked as an Assistant
Counselor (graduate assistant) for a year. The positions involved personal and career counseling
and group instruction related to test-taking and student skills. I also spent my senior year at
LaSalle as a psychology student assistant to the Department Chairman and handled library
acquisitions, test grading and selected instructional assignments under the Chairman's direction.
At the state-level, I had a number of interesting instructional opportunities. I periodically
assisted FSU and FAMU professors as a guest lecturer and I picked up graduate classes in higher
education when an instructor was out of town. I have assisted Dr. Lou Bender in this way
(primarily), but also Dr. Hardee, Dr. Leslie, Dr. Beckman and others. I have also been a guest
lecturer in Dr. Ernie Litz's Policy Science class at FSU. The Higher Education Institute at FSU
had me update the faculty on a regular basis. In addition, FSU has a PEPC day every year where
our staff met with FSU faculty leaders and then I provided a statewide report to their faculty and
administration. I have also been a visiting lecturer to Dr. Jim Wattenbarger's higher education
classes at the University of Florida. Beginning in l976, I always had one or two graduate
students from either UF or FSU working for me and this helped our PEPC staff while I assured
that the students received a number of practical experiences. One of my regular activities was
attending annual faculty or faculty and staff convocations on campus. My presentations have
been well received; but I was the real student. I always came back charged up after an exchange
with campus faculty members and students. Finally, the Commission study on faculty
recruitment and tenure gave me an opportunity to work first hand with faculty leaders from
around the state. The FACC Faculty Commission was a real help, and the lead representative
was from TCC when we conducted our PEPC study in this area. Actually, all of our PEPC
studies involved faculty liaison and as we worked on film, agriculture, veterinary, or vocational
education faculty in-service needs, the faculty and program chairman involvement was a great
help as the Commission continued to turn out quality products.
Member, Federal Relations Committee, State Higher Education Executive Officers
Served as Florida's State Higher Education Executive Officer (SHEEO) representative.
Member, SHEEO national Task Force on Role and Scope Development.
Presentation on state telecommunications policy to the SHEEO/Western Interstate
Compact for Higher Education national conference on "Higher Education and the New
Technologies." I discussed Florida's efforts in such areas as satellite networking and the
licensure implications of distance learning.
Chairman, SHEEO/U.S. Center for Education Statistics Network Advisory Committee -
state liaison with the federal government on all postsecondary data issues and the
implementation of IPEDS.
Chairman, planning committee for the l987 SHEEO/CES Network Conference (agenda
Founding Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) State Agency
Member, American Council on Educations's National Identification Program (ACE/NIP)
- a national program to seek qualified women for senior positions in higher education (a
Liaison with the Southern Regional Education Board and participant in several SREB
studies and activities.
LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARD ACTIVITIES:
Board of Directors, Jannus Society
Board of Directors, Tallahassee Ballet Company (l988-1994) NOTE: During this period,
the Company became the Dance Company in Residence for TCC; the Company initiated
classroom visits or TCC presentations for area elementary students to expose them to this
art form; the Company performed in the TCC Artist Series; the Company assisted the
college in securing instructors and developing an articulation agreement with FSU in the
area of Dance. The agreement led to an Art History and a Choreography course being
added to the TCC curriculum.
Board of Directors, Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, present.
Vice President, Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, l993-94.
Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, l994-95 NOTE: President during the l995-96 Club year. The
Club has created a TCC Kiwanis Scholarship to provide an incentive for our MORE
Board of Advisors, Center for Professional Development, Florida State University, l987-
present NOTE: I was pleased to work with the Director to expand our TCC participation
in the Distinguished Lecture Series. At the same level of support, all of our students,
faculty members, and staff members are now able to attend at no charge.
Chair, Education Division, l99l United Way Campaign, Big Bend of the United Way
(overall Chair for FSU, FAMU, TCC, and other area schools and colleges).
Presented at the Illinois State Task Force to Consider Community College Bachelor
Degrees hearing in November 2007.
Served on State Board of Community College Financial Advisory Board.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ( TCC):
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee at TCC (since l987).
Chair, Professional Growth Committee at TCC (since l987).
Chair, Long Range Planning Committee at TCC (since l987).
Chair, Institutional Effectiveness Task Force (current).
Member, Teacher Education Program Approval Board, Commissioner of Education's
Chair, Community College System Accountability Task Force.
Chair, Community College System Sub-Committee to Develop Strategies to Improve
Performance on Accountability Measures.
Chair, Community College Council on Instructional Affairs, l990-91.
Member, Steering Committee, Council on Instructional Affairs, l988-l992.
Member, Distance Learning Task Force of Council on Instructional Affairs, l994.
Co-Chair, Disabled Student Access Task Force of Council on Instructional Affairs, l993-
Member, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Project 20l0, Technical Advisory
Member, Health Care Sub-Committee, Project 20l0 of Tallahassee Chamber of
TCC Representative, Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce.
Member, Florida Consortium on Minority Teacher Education (Ford Foundation Project
with FSU and FAMU).
Judge, WCTV Student of the Year Program.
Presenter, Trustee Training Workshop, Community College Trustees Commission
(annual reports on student services and curriculum issues.
Advisory Council Member, Panhandle Center of Excellence in Mathematics, Science,
Computers, and Technology.
Consultant, Florida Supreme Court's Racial and Ethnic Bias Study Commission
(presentations and research on ways the 28 community colleges could play a leadership
role in training for judges, court employees, public defenders, state attorneys, HRS staff
members, and law enforcement officers).
Member, SBCC Advisory Committee on Library Resources (task: to develop a new
library resources formula).
Member, National Council of Instructional Administrators.
Presenter, Council of Business Affairs on the role of business officers in supporting the
academic mission of the community college.
Developer, TCC/FSU Humanities Institute for Community College Faculty.
Steering Committee Member, Project Synergy NOTE: Software development consortia
for under-prepared students.
Member, SBCC Task Force on Public School/Community College Articulation.
Member, Placement Test Advisory Committee, Articulation Coordinating Committee.
Proposed the creation of an Extended Studies Program and an Academic Support
Program at the college; this approach was supported by the President and the Board of
Consultant, Alamo Community College District, San Antonio, Texas. Participated in a
Board of Trustees management audit and review of library services, library automation,
and the nursing program.
Visiting Committee Member, SACS, Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas. Educational
Visiting Committee Member, SACS, Western Piedmont Community College,
Morganton, North Carolina. Educational Program Chair.
Expanded the dual enrollment program at the college as part of the development of three
articulation agreements with the area school system.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ( State Board of Community Colleges):
Co-Chair, Articulation Coordinating Committee‟s Oversight Implementation Committee.
Member, Articulation Coordinating Committee.
State Board of Community Colleges Program and Planning Committee - Staff
College Board Panel Participant, K-16 Articulation Programs, Atlanta, February, 1996.
Dr. Charles B. Reed
Chancellor, State University System, California
Dr. Carl Kuttler
President, St. Petersburg College
Ms. Kay Burniston
Associate Vice President
St. Petersburg College
Dr. Patrick Dallet
Assistant Executive Director,
Dr. Robert Judson
Past President, Pasco-Hernando
Mr. David Armstrong
Chancellor, Community College System
Dr. Piedad F. Robertson
President, Education Commission of the States
Mr. Terry Cox
Counseling Faculty Member,
Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Dennis Gallon
President, Palm Beach Community College
Dr. Ed Massey
President, Indian River Community College
Mr. D. Burke Kibler, III, Attorney
P. O. Box l772
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Senator Philip D. Lewis, Past President
Past Member, SBCC
P. O. Box 9726 Florida Senate:
Riviera Beach, Fl 33404
Mr. Harry Smith
l000 N.W. 5lst Street
Boca Raton, Fl 33432
Judge Doug Shivers, Attorney
Judge, First Dist.
l27 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Fl 3230l
Court of Appeals
Mr. John Robert Middlemas
Black Insurance Agency
P. O. Box l66
Panama City, Fl 3240l