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

The nine-member College Board of Trustees gave him an overall average score of 4.80 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 Robin Schneider 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 4.86 for board relations; a 4.72 for community, state and national relations; a 4.78 on fiscal accountability; a 4.82 for leadership; and a 4.81 for accountability. The president’s overall average score of those categories in 2018 was 4.79, significantly up from 2017’s score of 3.4 out of 5.

Beard is currently in the second year of a two-year contract awarded last year 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.