Pasco-Hernando State College recently named Alysen Heil, Ed.D., as dean of workforce development and career and technical education. Heil’s experience at PHSC includes roles as the assistant dean of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and more recently, assistant dean of workforce programs, career and technical education. She was formerly a mathematics instructor/chair and co-coordinator of Achieving the Dream and quality enhancement plan (QEP) at Athens Technical College in Georgia, where she was employed for 15 years.

Heil earned an Ed.D. in occupational studies from the University of Georgia; a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Central Florida; and Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education mathematics from the University of South Alabama.

Among several accomplishments, Heil’s notable administrative achievements at PHSC include assisting with the collaboration of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and taking an active leadership role supporting the dean and faculty with the FDOE Rapid Credentialing Grant, which assists welding, phlebotomy, fire academy, EMT and continuing education students. She was also instrumental in supporting the aviation and engineering technology programs and the expansion of the welding program to Marchman Technical College.