St. Petersburg College board names Ken Burke chairman
Pinellas Clerk of Courts Ken Burke is the new chairman of the trustees of St. Petersburg College, six months after helping eliminate former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker's chances of being the college president.
From Thursday's news release:
Kenneth P. Burke has been named chairman of the St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees, the college said today.
The selection took place at the college’s board meeting on July 22. Terrence E. Brett, who served as chairman for the past year, was named vice chairman.
Board members thanked Brett for leading the board during a transitional year, as long-time President Carl M. Kuttler Jr. retired at the end of 2009 and William D. Law Jr. began as SPC president in June.
Burke is a CPA and clerk of the court for Pinellas County. He was appointed to the board in June 1999. Brett is the co-owner of Brett Funeral Home in St. Petersburg and was appointed to the board in May 2008.