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Statement From Chair Lori Kelley on Dr. Stephenson’s Selection as the Next President of Florida Polytechnic University

On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Northwest Florida State College, I extend congratulations to Dr. Devin Stephenson on his selection as the next President of Florida Polytechnic University. Dr. Stephenson’s visionary leadership during the past eight years has profoundly impacted our institution, ushering in an era of significant growth and achievement. 
His dedication and strategic insight have not only enhanced our academic offerings but have also strengthened the College’s relationship with the greater Panhandle community, setting a high bar for institutional excellence.
We are grateful for Dr. Stephenson’s commitment and leadership, and we are excited to see him bring his transformative vision to Florida Polytechnic University. Details regarding the search process for his successor at Northwest Florida State College will be shared in due course from the Board of Trustees. 
We look forward to continuing our mission of excellence and innovation in higher education, further preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s success.
Lori Kelley
Board of Trustees
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