Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XIV, Issue II Fall 2020 - Page 4
FROM THE PRESIDENT
When the Spring 2020 semester began, nobody
imagined the College would shift to online operations
by mid-March and continue remote operations
through the summer. With 1,100 face-to-face classes
moved online in spring and most summer classes
held online, PHSC administrators, faculty and staff
worked diligently to maintain quality instruction and
support services for students.
This new normal was indeed difficult. Despite many challenges, PHSC
and the PHSC Foundation implemented innovative ways to assist and
encourage students. Student service areas transitioned to provided
streamlined, quality assistance to students through email, phone
calls and virtual platforms. The PHSC Foundation helped students
in need through the Support our Students (SOS) Emergency Relief
Fund. Faculty unaccustomed to online instructional platforms received
training. Student Life and Leadership hosted online events to engage
students and reassure them that together we would finish the semester
strong. And, for the first time in PHSC history, commencement was
Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, PHSC persevered with
initiatives to carry the College forward and to best serve the needs and
interests of our students. The new Instructional Performing Arts Center
(IPAC) is nearing completion and will open this fall. At the center, new
educational pathways in fine, applied and digital arts will be available to
students beginning January 21.
PHSC’s phased approach to reopening campuses has provided time
for safety and security measures to be in place, in compliance with
CDC guidelines. Our safety and security team instituted practices that
help ensure a safe return to on-campus operations. The safety and
security of our students, employees and community members
PHSC remains steadfast in its commitment to providing higher
education opportunities for our students, while maintaining a safe and
secure environment. Helping students achieve their goals is the basis
of our work.
Please enjoy this issue of Perspective that highlights exciting
Foundation and College events and activities—whether in-person or
virtual—as well as interesting academic programs. You can also read
more about our highly accomplished faculty, staff and most important
of all, our students. Perspective also recognizes the ongoing generosity
of our amazing donors. Thank you to everyone who supports PHSC,
the PHSC Foundation and our mission.
Thank you, and stay well!
Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D. | PHSC President
PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE
Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D.
PHSC District Board of Trustees
Rao Musunuru, M.D.
Jeffrey Harrington, Ph.D.
Raymond Gadd Jr.
David Garcia, Th.D.
PHSC Foundation Board of Directors
Ronald J. May
R. Seth Mann
Steven D. Hickman
James “Jimmy” Adcock
Thomas E. Barnette
Ronnie L. Deese
Bharat Desai, M.D.
Joel H. Goldberg, D.M.D.
Burton Harres, Ph.D.
George “Skip” Miller
Christina “Tina” Ryman
Robert A. Barnett
Edward C. Blommel
Marc W. Bowman
The Honorable Wayne Cobb
Wayne R. Coulter
James H. Kimbrough Sr.
Niles H. Kinnunen Jr., D.D.S.
Ronald G. Thornton
Donald K. Vierling, M.D.
Richard C. Williams Jr.
Lisa Richardson, Ed.D.