After a national search, Jeffery Gibbs has been named dean of the Oviedo Campus at Seminole State College of Florida. As dean, Gibbs will be responsible for leading all initiatives related to the operations of the Oviedo campus, including academic programming and facilities. Since joining Seminole State in August 2017, Gibbs has already been deeply engaged in the College’s strategic planning efforts to understand the needs of the local community in Oviedo/Winter Springs and the ways in which the College’s Oviedo Campus can best serve them.
Prior to joining Seminole State, Gibbs was a senior administrative leader at Florida Southwestern State College’s Hendry-Glades Center in Fort Myers and served as an academic dean and faculty member at Zane State College in Ohio. He reports to Dr. Laura Ross, vice president of Academic Affairs.
Gibbs says he is thrilled to be joining Seminole State at a pivotal time in the College’s growth and expansion, noting his prior leadership experience in college strategic planning, institutional and programmatic accreditation, maximizing the relationships between satellite and main campus centers, as well as serving as a faculty member, will benefit Seminole State and the nearby community. “I relish the opportunity to collaborate with the Seminole State team and civic and community leaders to bring innovation to the Oviedo Campus and contribute to student success.”
Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dayton, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education leadership.
The College’s Oviedo Campus is a jewel in the Seminole State crown. Opened in 2001 as a result of a $30 million investment, the campus sits on 181 acres, which includes a 120-acre nature preserve. It features state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories and offers students small class sizes and hands-on, real-world instruction. The Oviedo Campus is home to arts and sciences and engineering, design and construction programs, as well as such programs as Associate in Arts/University Transfer degrees with DirectConnect (guaranteed admission) to University of Central Florida (UCF); Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering Technology; Adult Education/Adult High School; and English as a Second Language (ESOL).
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