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St. Pete College announces five finalists for new president, interviews scheduled for May

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St. Petersburg College has narrowed the list in its search for a new president, replacing the retiring Dr. Bill Law. The college’s search and screen committee announced five finalists Monday, each scheduled to visit the campus through next month to meet with faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Members of the SPC board of trustees will interview the candidates, through five special meetings scheduled for May. An announcement of the final choice is tentatively set for a special…

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Joe Negron announces community college partnership pact

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Sen. Joe Negron announced Thursday that he has succeeded in brokering an agreement between the Legislature and the Florida College System in their ongoing conflict over the proper role and scale of Florida’s community colleges. The deal — under the moniker of the “2+2 Program,” referring to the common course of study that includes two years toward an associate’s degree and two more for a bachelor’s — resolves a few major sticking points. They include enshrining the issuance of bachelor’s degrees as…

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