Michael M. Goldwire Named Chair of SF District Board of Trustees, Robert L. Woody Named Vice Chair

Outgoing Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees Chair Blake Fletcher passes the gavel to new Chair Michael M. Goldwire during the meeting at the Institute of Public Safety, Kirkpatrick Center on July 20, 2021.

July 22, 2021 – During the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Michael M. Goldwire was named the new Chair, replacing G.W. “Blake” Fletcher who served in that capacity for the last two years. Trustee Robert L. Woody was selected to serve as Vice Chair.

During the meeting, SF President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. thanked Trustee Fletcher for his service to the college. Fletcher, who has served as a trustee since 2015, was selected to serve as Chair in 2019. Under his leadership, the college completed the presidential search, navigated a global pandemic and received the single largest financial donation in SF history. Trustee Fletcher will continue to serve on the District Board of Trustees.

Trustee Goldwire has served the college since 2018 and was the Vice Chair since 2019. Goldwire is the President of Goldwire Associates, Inc., a management consultant firm. He and his wife co-founded MamaDearCares.com, an online community for professional women with children aged 0 to 4 years old that provides both career and parenting resources.

The Bradford High School graduate earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and continued his education with post-graduate studies at Emory University and Nova Southeastern University. He also served as an Army Intelligence Officer in Vietnam.

In addition to his duties on the District Board of Trustees, he has served with several community organizations including Kiwanis International, Rotary International, Communities in Schools, the Boy Scouts of America, the Kairos Prison Ministry and the Bradford County Food Pantry. 

Trustee Woody has served on SF’s District Board of Trustees twice – from 1990 through 2002, where he served both as Chair and Vice Chair, and again beginning in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Rollins College.

Trustee Woody has served on the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission. He was selected as the State of Florida Correctional Probation Officer of the Year and the Gainesville Sun Civic Leader Person of the Year. He received the E.T. York Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the community.