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FAU Professor Elected President of Council for the Study of Community Colleges

BOCA RATON, FL (April 9, 2007) - Dr. Deborah L. Floyd, a professor and coordinator of the higher education doctoral program in Florida Atlantic University’s Educational Leadership Department in the College of Education, has been elected president of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC).   CSCC is a 50-year-old organization of researchers and scholars which aim to further knowledge, understanding and research regarding community colleges. 

Floyd’s recent research and books focuses on community college missions and partnerships, with special attention given to the concept of community colleges offering baccalaureate programs. She has published more than 40 scholarly articles, chapters and books on the topics of leadership, student affairs, community colleges, governance, policy issues, honors programs and distance education. In addition, Floyd was the 2005 recipient of the Contributions to Knowledge award from the Community College Baccalaureate Association.

Floyd received her doctorate from Virginia Tech and served 25 years as a community college president, vice president and dean prior to joining FAU in 2001. She has served in several national offices, including as a member of the board of the American Association of Community Colleges, secretary of the American College Personnel Association, and a senior fellow with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. 

Floyd will become president of the Council at the start of the CSCC conference, which will take place April 12 through April 14 at the Tampa Convention Center, where 80 scholarly research papers will be presented.   At the conference, Florida's Community College Chancellor David Armstrong will serve as the keynote speaker.   There also will be a graduate student mentoring session co-sponsored by FAU's College of Education.

For more information, contact Dr. Deborah L. Floyd at 561-297-2671 or     


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