Seminole State announces four new directors
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Written by: Laura E. Richeson, APR
Seminole State College of Florida announces four new director level selections to continue to enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality as a national leader in academic programs and services via the Grindle Honors Institute, Admissions, the Criminal Justice Training Center and Financial Aid.
Director of the Grindle Honors Institute
Tracy Harbin is the new director for the Grindle Honors Institute. Harbin has served the College for more than a decade in a number of roles including professor of political science, director of the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, and most recently as Faculty Senate president. She has worked closely with the Honors Institute and Phi Theta Kappa honors society over the years as a professor and as a mentor to many students. The Honors Institute offers an advanced curriculum for qualified students and an enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to engage in honors activities at Seminole State. Additionally, Harbin is pursuing her doctorate in education with a focus on higher education administration at Florida Southern College.
Director of Admissions
With more than a decade of creating and implementing admission policies and procedures at the state college and university level, McCray is poised to revamp current admission processes to reduce barriers to enrollment at Seminole State College. She has previously worked with early college access programs in Lake County’s K-12 school system and is dedicated to creating viable pathways of access to higher education and increasing enrollment initiatives for underserved students. McCray is responsible for the management of the Admissions Office and supervision of the development and conversion of inquiries to enrollees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a political science minor and a master’s degree in career and technical education from the University of Central Florida.
Director of Criminal Justice Training Center
Miller brings more than 16 years of experience from his role as an officer with the Altamonte Springs Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant. His core capabilities include training, recruiting, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigations, patrol operations, vice activities and bike patrol. Miller returned to the Seminole State College Criminal Justice Institute as an adjunct instructor in 2011 and was recently promoted to director of the Criminal Justice Training Center. In this elevated role, Miller oversees program offerings to meet the demands of criminal justice officers in our community, offer potential officers a variety of career options, stay current with new criminal justice technology and maintain adherence to state of Florida requirements.
Ju’Coby Todd Washington
Executive Director of Financial Aid
As the executive director of financial aid, Todd Washington provides strategic leadership, vision and oversight to develop and implement strategic initiatives supporting the direction, compliance, and administration of all federal, state, external and institutional financial aid funds, which aligns with the College's mission, vision and values. She has worked in higher education for 20 years with more than 10 years of experience in leadership, planning, development and administration in higher education, specifically with students attending college in Florida. Todd Washington holds a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management from Florida State College at Jacksonville and a master’s degree in higher education with a specialization in adult education and enrollment management from Capella University.
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu
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