Gov. Scott’s appointments fill vacancies, complete the board roster
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2014) – Daytona State College has a full board once again, following Gov. Rick Scott’s appointment of two new trustees on Feb. 27, subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
The college and its District Board of Trustees welcome Stanley “Stan” Escudero and Garry Lubi of Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, respectively. The new trustees are expected to attend the next board meeting on Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus.
“We’re delighted to welcome our newest trustees and look forward to working with them to continue advancing our region’s success through high quality education and workforce training,” said Carol W. Eaton, president of Daytona State.
According to the governor’s announcement, Escudero, 71, is a former ambassador for the United States Department of State and has served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan. A 1962 alumnus of Daytona State, Escudero served as Student Government president during his time at the college. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Feb. 27 and ending May 31, 2015.
Lubi, 56, of Palm Coast, is the senior vice president of Ameris Bank. He has served as chair of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the Flagler County Education Foundation. He has a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Feb. 27 and ending May 31, 2014.
NOTE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 30,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.
Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, most recently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the college among the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation in 2014, for the second year running. In 2013 the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. At the same time, Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers.
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