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PHSC Names New Provosts for Spring Hill and West Campus

Pasco-Hernando State College recently named Amy Anderson, M.D., as provost, Spring Hill Campus, and Bonnie Clark, Ed.D., as vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus in New Port Richey, replacing retiring administrator Burt Harres, Ph.D.

Amy Anderson, M.D.Amy Anderson, M.D., Named Provost at PHSC Spring Hill Campus
Prior to her appointment at PHSC, Anderson was dean of health, wellness and sports technologies at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa since 2007. From 2003 to 2007, she was a full-time faculty member in the biology department at HCC. Also, Anderson was an adjunct faculty member in biology at St. Petersburg College prior to her roles at HCC. Anderson received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Texas at Arlington and a medical degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Anderson is a resident of Spring Hill.

Bonnie Clark, Ed.D.Bonnie Clark, Ed.D., Named PHSC Vice President of Instruction/Provost, West Campus
Bonnie Clark, Ed.D., former provost of the Spring Hill Campus, is promoted to the college’s vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus. Clark has held several administrative positions at PHSC, including provost and associate provost at the Spring Hill Campus from 2010 to 2014 and dean of arts and sciences from 2006 to 2010. A native of Pennsylvania, she previously served in several administrative positions at Mercyhurst College (now Mercyhurst University), Erie, Pa. Prior to coming to PHSC, she served as director of admissions and counseling at Polk Community College (now Polk State College). She earned a BA in psychology at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa., an MS in counseling psychology from Gannon University, Erie, Pa., and was recently awarded a Doctorate in Education from the University of South Florida. Clark is a past member of the board of directors of the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill. She also serves on the board of directors of the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando. Clark resides in Lutz.

Burt Harres, Ph.D.Clark replaces Burt Harres, Ph.D., Vice President of Instruction/Provost, West Campus, who retires on May 29, 2014, after nearly 20 years of service at PHSC. Harres played a key role in the college’s reaffirmation of accreditation in 2010, the approval to open the Spring Hill Campus in 2010 and the authorization to offer baccalaureate degrees in 2014 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). He served as North Campus provost from 1994 to 2006 prior to becoming vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus, and was granted the title of vice president of instruction/provost emeritus by the PHSC District Board of Trustees on May 20, 2014.

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May 27, 2014
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