Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

PHSC president to retire next year

Katherine Johnson joined PHSC in 2004.

Katherine Johnson joined PHSC in 2004.

Katherine Johnson has announced that the coming academic year will be her last as president of Pasco-Hernando State College.

Johnson, who joined the school in 2004, told trustees Tuesday of her decision, in order to give the board a year to find her replacement and make the transition to new leadership.

"Many critical projects and initiatives are in progress. I am so proud of college administrators, faculty, staff, students and our many volunteers," Johnson said. "I look forward to working with everyone to meet the college's goals in my final year as president."

During her tenure, Johnson expanded Pasco-Hernando into Spring Hill and Wesley Chapel campuses, and oversaw its transition from a community college to a state college. The school, which is about to begin offering four-year degrees, also has been named among the top 150 colleges in the nation.

Trustees chairman Len Johnson praised Johnson. "Kathy's leadership is inspiring, and she will be greatly missed," he said in a release.

Johnson plans to spend time with her family after her retirement begins in 2015. The trustees are set to begin discussing their president search at their July reorganization meeting.

PHSC president to retire next year 06/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Romano: C'mon Rick Baker, tell us how you really feel about Trump

    Local Government

    A brief timeline of presidential politics in St. Petersburg:

    Rick Baker, center,  waves to drivers while holding a sign that reads "Thank You" along with his family and supporters.
  2. In St. Petersburg mayor's race, Rick vs. Rick is also Rays vs. Rowdies

    Local

    ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe before the NFL's national anthem uproar you assumed professional sports were apolitical endeavors. You'd be dead wrong in the case of St. Petersburg's mayoral race.

    Rep. Janet Cruz D-Tampa, left, Rafaela Amador, Tampa Bay Rays Senior Director of Public Relations, center, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman talk with reporters during a press conference at Signature Flight Support in Tampa after returning from Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 11. (WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times)
  3. What we've learned from the Bucs' and Bills' playoff droughts

    Bucs

    Is it possible for the Buccaneers and Bills to be any farther off the NFL's radar? You get the feeling schedule-makers didn't think twice about putting this one down for 1 p.m. Sunday — the let's-hope-no-one-notices time slot.

    [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. Motorcycle driver killed after hitting turning car on Keene Road in Largo

    Accidents

    A motorcycle driver was killed Friday evening when he struck a turning car, Largo police said.

  5. Drive-by shooting near Robles Park injures four people standing outside in crowd

    Crime

    TAMPA — Four people standing in a crowd were hit by bullets during a drive-by shooting near Robles Park in Tampa late Friday, Tampa police said.