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St. Petersburg College to resume classes Monday

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All St. Petersburg Colleges campuses will reopen for classes Monday, Sept. 18. Until then, the college will remain closed due to the impacts from Hurricane Irma.

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Charlie Crist to host town hall Friday

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is hosting a town hall meeting Friday at the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College.

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Personnel note: Katie Cole reappointed to St. Petersburg College board

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Gov. Rick Scott Friday announced he had reappointed Katherine “Katie” Cole to the District Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College. Cole, 42, of Belleair, is an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and her law degree from Stetson University. Cole is reappointed for a term beginning Friday and ending May 31, 2021. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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Retired SPC President Bill Law joins Florida Bar advisory panel

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Five new members have joined The Florida Bar‘s Citizens Advisory Committee, including recently retired St. Petersburg College president Bill Law, the organization announced Tuesday.

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St. Petersburg College names first woman, African-American president

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Dr. Tonjua Williams will become the next president of St. Petersburg College, in a unanimous vote of the school’s board of trustees. The board chose SPC’s seventh president during a special meeting Wednesday. The 53-year-old Williams, a 30-year veteran of SPC, is currently serving as Sr. Vice President of Student Services, a position she has held since 2013. She will be the college’s first woman and first African-American to serve as president. Trustee Deveron Gibbons said it was clear Williams…

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Tampa Bay Business Journal President Bridgette Bello named St. Pete College Trustee

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Tampa Bay Business Journal President Bridgette Bello is the newest member of the St. Petersburg College District board of trustees. On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced Bello, 46, of Seminole will fill a vacant seat for a term ending May 31, 2019. Bello, a veteran advertising and media professional with more than 20 years’ experience, has been the publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, a part of the American City Business Journals network, since February 2007. She is the…

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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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