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Presidential Report January 16, 2007
Dedication of CFADA Professional Automotive Training Center
As you can see, this is an amazing facility. Again, many thanks to Barbara Miller, Executive Director of the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, who had the vision and the energy to make this training facility a reality. I hope that each of you will be here on Friday, at 10 a.m., when we officially open this $8 million facility, made possible through the nearly $3 million that was contributed by CFADA, which was matched by the State of Florida.
Many thanks to Dr. Annye Refoe and the African American Cultural Forum for hosting such a wonderful Heritage Jubilee last Friday. The show was phenomenal!
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, SCC faculty member, for winning the Best Feature in the Animal Advocacy category awarded by the Artivist Film Festival for "Mad Cowboy," a documentary about Howard Lyman.
Educational Attainment of SCC Employees
As requested at last month's meeting, Institutional Research has provided the Board with a listing of all full-time employees, noting their professional degrees.
Governor Charlie Crist withdrew 283 pending gubernatorial nominations, which had not been confirmed by the Senate, for 100 boards, councils, districts and commissions. Each of these individuals, including Chris Dorworth and Dr. Charles English, will continue to serve until they have either been renamed by the Governor or a replacement has been appointed.
Commissioner of Education's Retirement
Commissioner of Education John Winn announced that he will be retiring, effective February 28. Chancellor Armstrong will continue leading the Community College System and will be here on Friday for the dedication of the CFADA Professional Automotive Training Center and the meeting of the Florida Community College Foundation, which we are hosting at SCC.
Zora Neale Hurston Annual Gala
The Zora Neale Hurston Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, January 27, at the Sheraton Orlando North beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please let Linda Cowels know if you'd like to attend.
Dr. James Henningsen announced that we surpassed a 3% growth in credit enrollment this semester.
ACCT Legislative Summit
The Association of Community College Trustees is holding their annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., on February 12-14. Dr. English and Mrs. Horne will be representing the Board. Also, last week, Noah Brown, ACCT's Executive Director, was in Orlando for a national conference. He accepted my invitation to visit SCC and he spent Wednesday touring our sites, including a walk-through of this facility. Noah was duly impressed!
The Annual FACC Community College Trustee Conference will be held in Tallahassee on February 21-22. The van will be leaving promptly at 7 a.m. following our 7 p.m. Board meeting on February 20.
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