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Presidential Report: Sept. 20, 2010
The Board will remember that they heard a presentation from Dr. Suzy Behel, Professor Barbara Hunnicutt and some of our exceptional students who were in Seminole State's STEM Research Program. I am pleased to report that the program has been selected as one of three finalists for this year's FACC Institutional Effectiveness Planning & Professional Development Commission Exemplary Practice Award. We will be competing against two other colleges in Jacksonville in November. Congratulations to Dr. Behel and Professor Hunnicutt and our students!
Federal Student Financial Aid
The Atlanta School Participation Team has notified us that we have been approved to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Federal Student Financial Assistance programs (Title IV, HEA programs). I didn't realize how huge an accomplishment this is, but it definitely is! Congratulations to Bob Lynn, his staff and everyone else who was involved! This makes us eligible to continue awarding financial aid to our students!
The State Board of Education will consider the request for approval of Seminole State's four additional baccalaureate degree applications tomorrow in Tallahassee. Wish us luck!
Our Annual Convocation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Gymnasium. I would like to invite all of the Trustees to attend, as this will be a Collegewide meeting that will celebrate successes such as the Pathfinder winners. Please let Linda or me know if you plan to attend.
FACC Trustee Meeting
The Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) Trustees Commission will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 2010 FACC Convention, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville. While an agenda has not yet been published, this is usually a day-long program which focuses on the most current topics in higher education and provides the opportunity for you to meet Trustees from other colleges, as well as the other Florida College System presidents. Please let Linda know if you plan to attend.
Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO)
Many congratulations to Joe Sarnovsky, Don Payton and Adie Price for working with Tallahassee to increase our recommended PECO allocation for 2011-2012 to include nearly $20 million to complete the renovation of buildings L and F and purchase the Altamonte property. These amounts are being recommended by the Department of Education, but we will need to lobby during the Legislative Session to make sure that they remain on the list.
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