SPC's board of trustees changes
Terrence Brett bid farewell this morning to the St. Petersburg College board of trustees, which he's served on since 2008. Brett was appointed by former Gov. Crist to fill a seat, then reappointed to a four-year term in 2009. That was up.
"It has been a great privilege and honor to serve as a trustee. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and I can not tell you the respect I have for everybody in this room," said Brett, adding that he was happy to have watched SPC become a more student-focused institution in the last couple years.
"We can really start to see [ourselves] drilling down into the core mission of what this college is, which is to work to help students achieve their dreams," Brett said.
Brett owns his own funeral home, and is an SPC graduate who used to helm the college's alumni association.
Board Chairman Deveron Gibbons said he'd known Brett since "I was a kid - I had no gray hair." Gibbons said that Brett took him under his wing.
"I'll definitely miss you on this board, but I'll be spending a lot of time with you outside of it," said Gibbons, joking that Brett wouldn't be afraid to take his phone calls now.
As Brett left the board welcomed a new trustee, Tampa Bay Business Journal president and publisher Bridgette Mill. She has also served on the boards of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Association and the Board of Fellows for the University of Tampa - but she's a Florida Gator.
Appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, Mill promised to "do the very best job for you, and to be diligent, and to be kind."