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SPC extends Law's contract



The St. Petersburg College board of trustees voted this morning to extend its president's contract by another year.

Bill Law, appointed in 2010, is now set to serve until June 30, 2016. His original contract was for three years, but since 2011 the trustees have voted each year to add another year to his tenure.

"I will tell you that I think Dr. Law has done a very good job of making sure we are doing a good job of focusing on what the real issues are at the college," particularly student achievement, Board Chairman Deveron Gibbons said.

As for planning and budgeting, "We're as good or better than we've ever been before in the time I've been on the board," said Gibbons, adding that SPC is getting "our fair share" in Tallahassee.

Law received high marks on his evaluation from the board of trustees, though some concerns lingered about the new Midtown campus, whose building is currently stalled.

In his self-assessment, Law said he was "chastened" by snafus with the project but wrote, "In the next few months we will be back on track, in control of our own destiny, and moving forward to better serve a deserving and needy community."

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:40am]


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