Daniel Powell, Ph.D., and Steven Wasilefsky officially begin their tenure with Pasco-Hernando State College as part of the President’s Administrative Leadership Team. Powell joins the college as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer, and Wasilefsky as the associate vice president of facilities administration.

Powell recently served as the vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College since 2019. Powell’s role at NVC led the college to be nationally recognized for its high-quality instruction and academic support. Before joining NVC, Powell was the dean of the school of arts & humanities at Laramie County Community College and served as the music and theater chair at the Patel Conservatory in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Fla.

Wasilefsky recently served as a project manager for Manhattan Construction Company since 2019. He managed construction projects up to $22 million in contract value. Wasilefsky has worked as a project manager in higher education at the University of South Florida from 2016-2019 and the College of William and Mary from 2004-2007.

“The President’s Administrative Leadership Team has been strengthened by the addition of two very competent leaders, Dr. Daniel Powell, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer, and Steven Wasilefsky, associate vice president of facilities administration,” said PHSC President Jesse Pisors, Ed.D. “Both have extensive experience in their respective area of responsibility, and I know they will play key roles in PHSC’s growth and future.”