Reminder: SF Opens 2023-24 Academic Year with Fall Convocation Aug. 18 

Reminder: SF Opens 2023-24 Academic Year with Fall Convocation Aug. 18 

Dr. Paul Broadie during the Santa Fe College Spring Convocation at the Fine Arts Hall on Jan. 3, 2020 in Gainesville, Fla. (Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects Have Releases***

August 16, 2023 – Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. invites the college community to celebrate the start of the 2023-2024 academic year with fall convocation to be held in the Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. Before convocation, there will be a jazz ensemble consisting of SF employees Mike Hutley, David Smith and Gary Hartge playing with Nolan Staples and David Marsh beginning at 8:15 a.m. Light refreshments will be served at 8:30 a.m. and there will be an option for lunch for those who attend in person after convocation. 

For those who are unable to attend convocation in person, convocation will be streamed live at

This year’s convocation will feature student stories, updates from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, information on upcoming projects from Facilities Services, as well as recognition of employee service to the college. During his remarks, President Broadie will review progress made over the last year on existing college programs and initiatives but will focus primarily on how we advance the college to meet future student and community demands. There will also be updates on the Fabrication lab, Academy of Science of Technology, the Automotive Training Center and the upcoming changes for the Museum of Earth Sciences and Teaching Zoo facilities. 

The guest speaker at convocation will be Scott Van Pelt, associate director of the Wharton Graduate Communication Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a lecturer. He will be talking about the evolution of higher education and the importance of change to drive success.