A Message from the President

A Message from the President

Dear Colleagues:

Leadership begins with consideration to assume it. This is a leading reason why I am gratified that we have received 59 applications for our Leadership Seminar.  As a group they are impressive, individually as well. So I thank each of them for taking interest in leading our college to a new level of service.

Our Leadership Seminar will provide participants the opportunity to test further their interest in leadership and prepare those selected to assume greater levels of responsibility.   It is fitting that we have assembled an excellent faculty in terms of experience in leadership, understanding about the nuances of this complex subject, and in their ability to communicate. They are listed below, along with the participants.  Similarly, the participants represent many College departments and all employment classifications at Santa Fe.

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues and friends who are entering this intensive workshop from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.



Beatrice Awoniyi
Doug Bagby
Shellie Banfield
Nicol Brooks
Naima Brown
Tyran Butler
Cheryl Calhoun
Lisa Ciardulli
Michael Curry
Quinten Eyman
Kim Fugate-Roberts
Teresa Goodman
Alex Green
Betty Haddock
Gary Hartge
Jenny Lackey
Justin MacDougall
Eileen Monck
Kelly Mongiovi
Vertigo Moody
Rhonda Morris
Aminah Nichols
Chris Parks
Debbie Reid
Jake Searcy
Julie Shay
Lynn Speer
Kalpana Swamy
Jennifer Thomas
Jessica Vander Biezen
Steve Yongue



Bennye Alligood, Associate Vice President of Educational Centers
Lisa Armour, Vice President for Assessment, Research and Technology at Santa Fe College
Michael Blachly, Director of Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Ed Bonahue, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College
Deborah Bowie, Vice President of Chamber Development at Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Naima Brown, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Santa Fe College
Chuck Clemons, Vice President for Development at Santa Fe College
Susan Davenport, Vice President of Economic Development at Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Billy Donovan, Basketball Coach at University of Florida
Ginger Gibson, Vice President for Administrative Affairs at Santa Fe College
Tim Giuliani, President and CEO of Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Kristen Hadeed, Owner of Student Maid
Randy Hanna, Chancellor of Florida College System
Jeff Hockaday, Leadership Consultant
Adam Hollingsworth, Florida Governor’s Chief of Staff
Glenda Hood, Former Mayor of Orlando and Florida Secretary of State
Tony Jones, Chief of Gainesville Police Department
Kamal Latham, Vice President of Public Policy at Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Bernie Machen, President of University of Florida
Jackson N. Sasser, President of Santa Fe College
Jackson Streeter, Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Biomarkers
Roger Strickland, Professor of Economics at Santa Fe College
Will Weatherford, Speaker of the House
Rosa Williams, Director of Volunteer Services at Tacachale
Josh Wyner, Executive Director of Aspen Institute College Excellence Program