Florida Polytechnic University names new president

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has selected Dr. G. Devin Stephenson as the next president of the University.

Stephenson, who currently serves as president of Northwest Florida State College, will become Florida Poly’s second president, pending confirmation by the Board of Governors.

Stephenson was one of five finalists selected by the University’s Presidential Search Committee, and who visited campus recently for interviews with the Board of Trustees and forums with students and employees.

Prior to his role at Northwest Florida State College, Stephenson served in community college executive administration roles as president and chief executive officer positions in Alabama, Missouri and Kentucky for more than 15 years.

During Stephenson’s tenure at Northwest Florida State College, the Foundation’s assets have increased to more than $63 million, grant acquisitions have surpassed $66 million and enhanced legislative appropriations have exceeded $40 million.

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