Presidential Search

SFSC Presidential Screening Committee Begins Application Review

AVON PARK, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013... The Presidential Screening Committee met today to begin reviewing applications in its efforts to find the fourth president of South Florida State College (SFSC). President Norman L. Stephens Jr., who has served SFSC since 2002, retires from the college on June 30, 2013.

During the meeting, Screening Committee Chair Ken Lambert and SFSC Human Resources Director Susan Hale briefed committee members on the procedures to follow when reviewing potential presidential candidate applications. To assist committee members in the review of applications, the SFSC Human Resources Department has made an online system available that displays resumes, completed application forms, cover letters, and other submitted materials. Each committee member will present her or his individual list of top 10 competitive candidates at a Screening Committee meeting on Feb. 26.

To date, the SFSC District Board of Trustees has received 47 applications for the position of college president. Of those, 23 have been selected as most competitive by presidential search consultant, Dr. Jeff Hockaday. Those candidates met all minimum requirements indicated in the presidential profile developed by the trustees. According to Lambert, Screening Committee members are welcome to champion a candidate not selected by Dr. Hockaday.

The presidential profile can be found at