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 Exemplary CEO/Board Award Winner 

St. Johns River State College

Melanie Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Johns River State College, accepting the 2013 Exemplary CEO/Board Award on behalf of President Joe Pickens.

An engaged board of trustees is an effective board of trustees, and that is evident at St. Johns River State College. When Dr. Joe Pickens began his presidency at SJR State, his vision for the board was to have members fully involved in decision making within the college.

“The members of the board of trustees in Florida are appointed by the state’s governor and tasked with a job to do, and it is my desire to have them be truly engaged in the college and making decisions that impact the students and community members that we are charged with serving,” said Dr. Pickens.

Substantive training was provided for the board, including new trustee workshops and a trustee training workshop. The professional development opportunities have led to an empowered board of trustees, one that is “positioned to participate in impacting students and their success,” according to Diane Leone, chair of SJR State Board of Trustees.


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