Employee Spotlights

Seminole State College recognizes the exemplary service and initiatives of our dedicated staff through various recognition programs each year. Employee Spotlights are used to individually recognize employees who support our students, faculty, staff and community members through their hard work and dedication to the College. These spotlights highlight the diverse stories of Seminole State College employees who go above and beyond as they inspire us and promote a positive work environment. These spotlights allow us to celebrate employee accomplishments in their day-to-day work and their ongoing contributions to Seminole State College.

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Teresa Desin

Security Officer 2
Safety and Security Department
Years of Service:  2022 (1.5 years)

 Teresa Desin earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and legal studies from the University of Central Florida in 2003. She has an extensive background in security, law enforcement and customer service. Desin’s journey at Seminole State began in 2021 while taking classes for personal enrichment. As a student, she recognized how the faculty and staff were passionate about the College and how that passion passed on to their students. Desin knew she wanted to be a part of that positive culture and began working at Seminole State in 2022. She looks forward to coming to work every day and enjoys being part of our dedicated security team. Currently, she works at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and provides a safe environment and protection of College personnel and property by means of patrolling, traffic management, securing buildings and investigating incidents that occur. 

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Luis Gomez

Custodian 2
Custodial & Janitorial Services
Years of Service: 2017 (6 years)

As a former businessman, Luis Gomez understands the importance of professionalism. When he joined Seminole State College in 2017 in the Custodial and Janitorial Services department, he knew he wanted to focus on quality control in his assigned areas. Gomez was promoted to the position of floor technician in 2019 and takes pride in making the campus shine. He loves providing quality service through his work with a special focus on maintaining the campus floors. Gomez enjoys learning about new machinery from other experienced team members so he can continue his goal of enhancing the image of the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. 

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Leidy Alejandra Rodriguez

Executive Assistant
Human Resources
Years of Service: 2017 (6 years)

Leidy Alejandra Rodriguez’s journey at Seminole State College started in January 2017 as a student in her first semester working towards her A.A. degree. During her first semester, she accepted a work study position in the financial aid department before being hired as an enrollment services assistant later that year. Rodriguez recalls meeting the most wonderful individuals in the registrar's office and gladly accepted the opportunity to move up as a full time enrollment services specialist I in April 2019. Working for Student Affairs gave her much satisfaction, as she was able to be a part of the students' enrollment process. In June 2022, Rodriguez transitioned to the human resources department where she can make more meaningful connections while assisting not only the HR team, but other employees around the different campuses. She is inspired by the quote from Hal Elrod, “Personal growth is about progress, not perfection.”

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Rob Wert

User Experience Strategy Manager
Marketing & Communications
Years of Service: 2009 (14 years)

As a user experience strategy manager, Rob Wert’s role focuses on improving the experience of a product or service's interactive digital media to create a more user-friendly online experience. In 2013, Wert was accepted into the College’s Leadership Academy program for faculty and staff. His Leadership Academy journey allowed him to find opportunities to build meaningful connections with his colleagues. “It is easier to get help from a friend than a stranger,” he said, so the networking component of the Leadership Academy was a valuable opportunity. He states that although you may be an expert in your field, you can accomplish more together than you can alone. When asked about his thoughts on leadership, Wert shared, “You might think you're the smartest, most hard-working person in your organization. You might even be right; however, it won't matter much if no one wants to work with you.” He is located at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and is a Leadership Academy Alumnus. 


Human Resources
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
Phone: 407.708.2195
Fax: 407.708.2425