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Excellence
February 28, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
Excellence

It is the essence of what we do (or should do) every day.  It shows in many ways.  Excellence is one of South Florida State College’s seven core values, the key guiding principles that define …

The Year in Review
January 21, 2014 – 11:57 am | No Comment
The Year in Review

This is the time of year when institutions commonly produce and distribute a document called the annual report.  These reports tend to contain massive amounts of information that, while generally informative, takes time to examine.  …

Resolutions
January 7, 2014 – 2:48 pm | No Comment
Resolutions

The New Year is here.  As an institution, in this coming year we will examine the concept of excellence.  What makes an excellent institution?  What makes us believe we are an excellent institution?  Excellence happens …

An Attitude of Gratitude
November 25, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment
An Attitude of Gratitude

This is the season when we generally take time to acknowledge the many “things” we have, or perhaps more appropriately, the “gifts” entrusted to us.  In taking the quick thanksgiving inventory, our minds typically move …

Celebrating Student Accomplishment and Focusing on Leadership
November 8, 2013 – 1:41 pm | No Comment
Celebrating Student Accomplishment and Focusing on Leadership

Recently, SFSC held two events that served to remind us that supporting student success is not only what we do, it is something we do very well.
On Friday, Oct. 25, SFSC hosted a Leadership Development …

Bill Gates Stresses College Completion
October 9, 2013 – 3:04 pm | No Comment
Bill Gates Stresses College Completion

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to hear Bill Gates speak at a conference.  My first reaction came from the reception from audience.  While giving a standing ovation, just about everyone’s mobile phone cameras …

College Marketing Task Force Focuses On Increasing Enrollment
September 17, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment
College Marketing Task Force Focuses On Increasing Enrollment

Students matter.  They are central to everything we do at South Florida State College.  As employees, our job is to support our students and to guide them through their chosen programs of study, to provide …

Trustees Adopt 2013-14 Budget
May 28, 2013 – 9:14 am | No Comment

Dear Colleagues,
On May 22, the SFSC District Board of Trustees adopted a budget for next year.  During the workshop, I described the budget development process as difficult and confusing.  Difficult, because certain expenses are increasing …