Pasco-Hernando State College president Timothy Beard, Ph.D., earned near-perfect scores on his annual review, for a third year in a row, by the college’s District Board of Trustees (DBOT). Beard’s review was discussed at the July DBOT meeting.

The nine-member College Board of Trustees gave him an overall average score of 4.90 out of 5, noting his excellent communications with the District Board of Trustees, community stakeholders, as well as administrators on the college’s administrative leadership team.

DBOT Chair Alvaro Hernandez summarized the review comments in a letter to the trustees, noting that “Dr. Beard’s personal and professional demeanor have positively impacted his performance as president and consequently facilitated the college being one of the premier institutions in the Florida College System.” He exceeded performance standards in all areas of this evaluation.

This review is consistent with last year’s review that showed Beard’s strong marks in all categories. Beard’s average scores were close to perfect in all five categories included in the evaluation. He earned a 4.90 for board relations; a 4.89 for community, state and national relations; a 4.89 on fiscal accountability; a 4.89 for leadership; and a 4.90 for accountability. The president’s overall average score of those categories in 2019 was 4.8, significantly up from an average score of 3.4 out of 5 in 2017. Beard’s equivalent scores on a percentage scale have been 94% in 2018, 96% in 2019, and 98% this year.

Beard recently completed the second year of a two-year contract awarded in 2018 by the college trustees after demonstrating his ability to grow as a leader, embracing a style of leadership that promotes transparency, collaboration and clear communication. Board Chair Hernandez recommended and the board approved a three-year contract for Beard to run through June 30, 2023.