The College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees has two new and two reappointed members, appointed by former Gov. Rick Scott during his final week in office.
“Our two returning members have demonstrated their commitment to our students by focusing on affordability and to our community through their expertise in workforce development,” said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president. “One new appointee is a strong community leader and has extensive experience serving on the CF Foundation. The second new appointee is a local business owner and has experience in higher education as a professor. I am excited to see how our new 2019 board will positively impact our college, our students and our community.”
Avis Craig, from Crystal River, is the grants and donations specialist for the Key Training Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and her master’s degree from Nova University. Craig served on the CF Foundation Board in various roles from 1998 to 2010. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term ending May 2021.
Dr. Robert Winsler, from Crystal River, is the president of Winsler Consulting and Advocacy LLC and is an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa, master’s degree from the University of South Florida, and doctorate from the University of Florida. Winsler succeeds Donald Taylor and his term ends in May 2019.
Robert Durrance, from Bronson, was first appointed to the board in 2009 and is reappointed for a term through May 2021. Durrance is retired from a 34-year career with Levy County schools. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and master’s degree from Nova University.
William Edgar, from Ocala, was first appointed to the board in 2015 and is reappointed for a term through May 2022. He is the Gainesville/Ocala area chairman at Vistage, a leading business advisory and CEO coaching organization. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
The CF District Board of Trustees is made up of seven members. Additional representatives include Joyce Brancato from Levy County, and Rusty Branson and Randy Ewers from Marion County. Trustee responsibilities include appointing, supporting and assessing the performance of the college president, approving long-range plans and educational programs for the college, and ensuring the well-being of faculty, students and staff.