SPC's Tarpon Springs provost to retire
Conferlete Carney, the provost of St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs campus, plans to retire this summer.
According to a post put out by the college, Carney will leave the college after the end of this semester, but no later than June 30.
SPC will be announcing plans to honor Carney in the upcoming months.
In a note to college faculty and staff, SPC President Bill Law said, "Dr. Carney is an oustanding educator, a patient and thoughtful colleague and a genial and well-met friend."
The college "is better for his service and we will miss his presence when he departs."
The Tarpon Springs campus is one of 10 SPC outposts throughout Pinellas. Helming Tarpon Springs, Carney leads a campus of 6,000 students. He began his career with SPC in 1996 as directive of administrative information systems. He became the acting provost at Tarpon Springs in fall 2008, and was officially made provost in May of 2009.