The Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees (DBOT) elected board leaders at a meeting held on Tuesday, June 18 at the college’s North Campus. In a unanimous decision, Trustees Marilyn Pearson-Adams and Rebecca Schulkowski, Pharm.D., were elected to respectively serve as chair and vice chair of the board for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Pearson-Adams, owner and CEO of Century 21 Alliance Realty, Hernando County, was appointed to the DBOT in 2014, marking 10 years served. During this tenure, Pearson-Adams served as board chair in 2020-2021 and vice chair in 2022-2023. Pearson-Adams succeeds the previous board chair, Lee Maggard.

Schulkowski, first president of BayCare Hospital Wesley Chapel, was appointed to the DBOT in 2021 with this being. Schulkowski has served as Director of Operations and Director of Surgical Services at BayCare Health Systems, Director for Surgical Services at Riverside Health System in New Port News, Maryland, and Director of Pharmacy at Cardinal Health in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The DBOT re-elected Gilberto Mattei-Fernandez, the executive statewide president for the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA), to serve a second term as the DBOT student representative.

“The PHSC Board of Trustees was fortunate to have Lee Maggard’s leadership as chair, and we will be just as well served with Marilyn Pearson-Adams as our new chair and Rebecca Schulkowski as vice chair,” said PHSC President Jesse Pisors, Ed.D. “Marilyn is a pillar of the Hernando County business community, and Rebecca is a senior leader in Pasco County’s burgeoning healthcare industry. Both have demonstrated a passion and commitment to help PHSC fulfill our mission.”

“We are also pleased to welcome Gilberto Mattei-Fernandez as the student representative to the Board for a second, one-year term,” continued Pisors. “Having the student perspective on our Board is important, and Gilberto has fulfilled this role very well over the past year.”