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    Saiyid Ali Shariq

    Student Government Association President

  • Portrait of Timothy L. Beard, PHSC President

    Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D.

    President, Pasco-Hernando State College

    Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D. was named Pasco-Hernando State College’s fourth president in 2015. Dr. Beard has worked for PHSC since 2007, previously serving as vice president of student development and enrollment management. Under his leadership, PHSC’s enrollment increased more than 40 percent. Prior to this, Dr. Beard served as the dean of student affairs for the University of South Alabama in Mobile and the director of student affairs and enrollment manager at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

    During his career, he’s held positions including: director of graduate student and enrollment management services, director of instructional research assessment and special programs, and director of career services at Florida A&M—Florida State University in Tallahassee; and assistant career counseling and placement center director at Florida A&M University.

    Beard earned his doctoral degree in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He also holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University.

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    Celyse Dahdal

    , PHSC Student - Click Arrow to View Video

    Student DBOT Representative Celyse Dahdal shares her experience as a PHSC college student. 

  • Portrait of Lee Maggard

    Lee Maggard

    Vice Chair, District Board of Trustees

    Lee Maggard is Vice President, Credit Officer for Bank Florida in Dade City,. He has been employed in the banking industry for 12 years. A lifelong resident of East Pasco County and a PHSC alumnus, he has served on the board since 2018.

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    John Mitten

    Chair, District Board of Trustees, Pasco-Hernando State College

    John Mitten, of Brooksville, former Hernando County Commissioner, owns and operates Hernando County’s only Chick-Fil-A franchise. He serves on the gubernatorially-appointed Southwest Florida Management District Board and is actively involved in service and community organizations, including the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, Jericho Road Ministries, Hope Children’s Home, MissioSERVE Alliance and the Restoration Center of Florida. Mitten, was appointed to PHSC as a trustee in 2018.

  • Portrait of Misty Price

    Misty Price, Ph.D.

    Professor, Accounting; President, Faculty Senate, Pasco-Hernando State College

    Misty Renee Price, Ph.D., CPA, is currently enjoying her 13th year as a professor of accounting.  Price has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida, a master’s degree of accountancy from Auburn University, a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida. She currently teaches accounting and finance courses and serves as a subject matter expert in developing online model courses in accounting and finance. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Price also serves as PHSC’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) director and is the newly elected faculty senate president. She serves on a number of PHSC Committees, including co-chairing the General Education Committee as well as the Student Success Committee. 

    Prior to her career in academia, Price worked in industry for approximately 10 years performing internal operational audits, audits of internal controls and financial statements, preparing tax returns, and managerial accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges.  

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    Stacey Thomson, Ph.D

    Professor, Physical Science; Vice President, Faculty Senate, Pasco-Hernando State College