New College of Florida selects former Florida Speaker of the House as new college president

New College of Florida’s Board of Trustees has selected Richard Corcoran as the college’s next president, voting to enter contract negotiations at the next Board of Trustees meeting, later this month.

Corcoran’s selection comes after a six-month search and selection process.

The Board of Trustees Chair, Debra A. Jenks, designated Vice Chair, Ron Christaldi, to negotiate an employment contract with Corcoran. Once an employment contract is agreed upon, the full Board of Trustees will meet to review and vote on the contract. Once approved, the contract will go before the State University System of Florida Board of Governors at its November 9 meeting for consideration and a vote on approval.

Corcoran had four terms in the Florida Legislature and was the Florida Speaker of the House in his final term serving.

He was appointed as Florida’s Education Commissioner in 2018 and has been a member of the Florida Bar for 24 years, and served six years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, while in college.

Corcoran was one of three finalists submitted by the presidential search committee to the NCF Board of Trustees for consideration.

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