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The College President and Board of Trustees

College President : President Elect : District Board of Trustees

Dr. Jill Landesberg-Boyle

President

boyleDr. Jill Landesberg-Boyle first became interested in working higher education when she was an undergraduate resident assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, she assumed increasingly responsible leadership positions within the University's Department of Organizational Development. Most recently, she served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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District Board of Trustees

As set forth by State of Florida mandate, the community college shall be governed by a District Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed by the Governor of Florida.


Edwin Scales
Chair

scalesEd serves as General Counsel with Florida's Gray Robinson Firm, Florida Citrus Commission, as well as Historic Tours of America. He is a former City of Key West Commissioner and former City of Key West Planning Board Member.

Mr. Scales has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications with Honors from the University of Florida. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law. Mr. Scales currently represents the 16th Judicial Circuit (i.e. Monroe County) with the Florida Bar, Board of Governors.




Dr. Ann Henderson
Vice-Chair

hendersonDr. Ann Henderson is the President of the Rodel Foundation, a non-profit organization in Key West that helps to promote a healthy community and an active cultural and civic life. Prior to joining the Rodel Foundation, Ann worked for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Florida Humanities Council, the United States Department of State, and as a public school teacher.

Dr. Henderson has a bachelor degree from Vassar College (A.B.), a masters degree from the University of New Hampshire (M.A.T) and she also holds a doctorate from George Washington University (PhD).  Notably, Dr. Henderson was a Fulbright Scholar and the first U.S. Recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship. 

Scholarly recognitions include Smithsonian Fellowship Winner of a Best Editorial Award by Florida Magazine Association and the U.S. State Department’s Meritorious Service Award Published Works:
Spanish Pathways in Florida and Commemoration.


Carey Goodman
Trustee

goodmanCarey, a resident of Cudjoe Key, is an international business strategist for Boehme Filatex, Inc., a textile chemicals company.  She supports education geared at maintaining the local Keys workforce, and encourages educators to seek innovative, equitable and fair practices for special need students.  Carey serves on the boards of United Way and Founders Society.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Florida International University, and she graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.  She is also a member of several historical societies.




Spencer Slate
Trustee

slateSpencer is the owner of Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center in Key Largo since 1978. Spencer currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Underwater Instructors. He is also one of the founding members of the Keys Association of Dive Operations as well as a founding member of the Florida Association of Dive Operators and serves as their current president. He has also served on the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 24 years, serving as president for three of those terms. Spencer is a graduate of East Carolina University.



Kim Bassett
Trustee

slate Kim Bassett is currently the CEO of Fishermen's Hospital in Marathon , Florida .  She completed her Masters Degree in Business, with a Specialization in Health Administration from the University of Miami in 2003.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Drury University in Springfield , Missouri in 1991.  She is a Florida licensed Healthcare Risk Manager.

Prior to her appointment as CEO on October 1, 2005 , she worked with the Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) in Key West , Florida for sixteen years.  The last eleven years at LKMC she was the Chief Nursing Officer.

Mrs. Bassett is very active in the community, serving on many boards including the Florida Keys Community College , Area Health Education Center , Marathon Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way. She has served as a mentor for high school students and worked with the College Explorers Program.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association. 

She lives in Marathon with her husband, Tom and cat I-Pod.

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