FSCJ Annouces New President, Cynthia Bioteau

I see FSCJ as the open-access college of the future; not only for the First Coast, but for the country.

FSCJ Annouces New President, Cynthia BioteauFSCJ trustees approve contract for new president, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau scheduled start date is January 13, 2013

The Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees approved the employment contract for Cynthia Bioteau, Ph.D., FSCJ’s fifth permanent president, at its Nov. 12, 2013 meeting. Bioteau is scheduled to begin her tenure January 13, 2014. Her contract includes a base salary of $330,000 (annualized).

Bioteau has served as the president and CEO of Salt Lake Community College in Utah since 2005. SLCC, similar in size and complexity to FSCJ, has more than 62,000 students; 13 campuses and sites; 4,000 faculty and staff; and an annual operating budget of $220 million. FSCJ’s current operating budget is $141,979,000.

Prior to becoming president of SLCC, she served as vice president of academic affairs at Forsyth Community College in North Carolina; dean of developmental learning at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston; and regional director/associate professor at New Hampshire Community Technical College. She brings more than 35 years of experience in education, mental health and business; and strong leadership as evidenced by her many accomplishments, community-based awards, recognitions and professional affiliations.

“I would like to share that I am absolutely delighted to be joining Florida State College at Jacksonville,” said Bioteau, “because I see FSCJ as the open-access college of the future; not only for the First Coast, but for the country; and it is my vision that together with the remarkable faculty and staff, we are going to grow this College into national prominence to be a role model for all other open-access institutions of higher ed.”

Board Chair Jim Mayo had praise for both Bioteau and her predecessor. “We are grateful for the expertise and smooth transition afforded by the leadership of Dr. Will Holcombe as interim president,” said Mayo. “As we look to the beginning of Dr. Bioteau’s tenure in January 2014, we can truly say a new era has begun. There is nothing more important to the future of this city and this region than what happens on our campuses in the preparation of individuals who will work to make this city better.”

“I think the College family is relieved the final step in Dr. Bioteau’s appointment is successfully concluded,” said Holcombe. “The unanimous selection of Dr. Bioteau by the Board demonstrates the collective belief that she is the best person to lead FSCJ into the bright future we fully expect. We look forward to her arrival and the exercise of her proven leadership to take FSCJ there.”

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