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PHCC Trustee Rao Musunuru, M.D., honored by National Association of Community College Trustees

Rao Musunuru, M.D.Pasco-Hernando Community College is proud to announce that the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has honored Rao Musunuru, M.D., with the 2013 Southern Region ACCT Trustee Leadership Award. The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. 

“We are exceedingly proud that Dr. Musunuru has been recognized with this honor,” said Katherine Johnson, Ed.D., PHCC President. “His long-standing service as a PHCC trustee and tremendous contributions to the unprecedented growth of the college are testaments of his support for education and the community.”

Dr. Musunuru is a practicing cardiologist, affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County since 1981. Over the years, he has served as chief of medicine, chief of staff, director of medical education and chair of the board of trustees for the hospital. He has been an active American Heart Association volunteer since 1979 and is a past recipient of the AHA National Chairman’s Award, National Physician of the Year, and National Volunteer Advocate of the Year Award.

In 2012, he received the state of Florida Education Commissioners’ Business Recognition Award. Dr. Musunuru has served on the College’s board since April 1999 and fulfilled the role of chair three times during his membership. 

Regional awardees will now contend for national-level recognition, to be announced on Friday, October 4 during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala in Seattle. For more information about the ACCT Awards and the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, visit

Release date: 
August 8, 2013
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