Thomas C. Leitzel, Ph.D.

                             Thomas C. Leitzel, Ph.D.

President’s Welcome

It is a high honor to serve the students, faculty, and staff at South Florida State College.  This outstanding institution has been meeting the higher educational needs of Hardee, DeSoto, and Highlands counties for over 50 years.  The support we receive from our community is unprecedented.  That support translates directly to our students through the curriculum, delivered by a committed team of highly skilled faculty who believe in the instructional mission of our college.

We are serious about our mission, backed by strong and meaningful core values.  The inspiration to go beyond normal expectations comes from our newly created vision statement: to become a globally aware academic destination driving regional transformation through innovative collaboration.

We operationalize the elements in our vision statement to inspire learning and move all constituents in new directions to make our region superior in every way through quality learning initiatives and an engaged student experience.

It is with profound joy and gratitude that all members of the SFSC team pledge to continue to uphold quality academic practices that have been the hallmark throughout our proud history as we lead and serve to build a stronger and better community for the benefit of everyone.


With humble gratitude,

Thomas C. Leitzel, Ph.D.