St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees

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St. Petersburg College Board of Trustee members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. Generally, the role of the Board is described as that of policy and finance and the role of the President is described as administration and management.

Board Members

SPC BOT members April 2017

Bill Foster

Bill Foster, Chair

Bill Foster, of St. Petersburg, is the former mayor of the City of St. Petersburg. An attorney at Foster and Foster, P.A., he also served 10 years on the St. Petersburg City Council, two years as chairman. He has been a participating member of St. Petersburg Vision 2020, the Pinellas County Annexation Task Force, the NAACP and the St. Petersburg History Museum. He is a graduate of Northeast High School, Samford University and the Cumberland Law School at Samford University. He was appointed for a term beginning Dec. 18, 2015.

foster.bill@spcollege.edu

Nathan Stonecipher

Nathan Stonecipher, Vice Chair

Nathan Stonecipher, of St. Petersburg, is co-owner of Green Bench Brewing Co. A Pinellas County native, he is a graduate of St. Petersburg College and the University of Florida. He previously was vice president of Directed Capital Resources LLC and was an assistant bond trader with Raymond James Financial. He is a member of the board of directors of the EDGE Business District Association in St. Petersburg. Stonecipher was appointed for a term beginning Dec. 18, 2015.

stonecipher.nathan@spcollege.edu

Bridgette Bello

Bridgette Bello

Bridgette Bello, of Seminole, is the president and publisher of the TampaBay Business Journal and became the first woman publisher in the newspaper's 25-year history. Previously, she was director of advertising for The Business Journal inTallahassee. Bello received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is on the Executive Committee for the Tampa Hillsborough EDC, theFlorida Economic Education Business Hall of Fame - Selection Committee, Board of Fellows - University of Tampa, Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg College's College of Business Advisory Committee. She was the St. Petersburg Chamber Business Woman of theYear for 2011. Bello served as a Trustee from May 2013 to May 2015. She was reappointed on April 24, 2017.

Bello.Bridgette@spcollege.edu

Katherine E. Cole

Katherine E. Cole

Katherine E. Cole, of Belleair, is an attorney and shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, where her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and residential subdivisions. Her practice areas also include land use and zoning, code enforcement and environmental permitting. Cole earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee in 1995, and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2007. Cole is the Chair-Elect for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a former member of the Charter Review Committees for both the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County. Additionally, Cole currently serves on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital. Since 2009, Cole has served on the Omelette Party committee, an annual fundraising event for The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation. Cole was appointed for a term beginning March 24, 2017.

Cole.Katie@spcollege.edu

Deveron M. Gibbons

Deveron M. Gibbons

Deveron M. Gibbons, of St. Petersburg, has been vice president of Public Affairs with the Amscot Corporation since 2005.Previously, he was senior government affairs advisor at Holland and Knight from 2003 to 2005 and director of government affairs for the Department of Community Affairs from 2000 to 2001. A St. Petersburg native, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1995 and his master's in Public Administration from the University of South Florida in 2006. He earned his Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law.  His association with SPC began at age 3, when he would accompany his mother to the library on what is now the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. Originally appointed in June, 2006, Gibbons was reappointed for a term beginning June 12, 2015.

gibbons.deveron@spcollege.edu

Trustees emeriti of St. Petersburg College (formerly known as St. Petersburg Junior College) since the Board of Trustees was created in 1968 are:

  • Arthur Libby Albers*
  • Philip Benjamin*
  • Evelyn Bilirakis
  • Stanley A. Brandimore*
  • Terrence E. Brett
  • L. Chauncey Brown*
  • Janice Buchanan Swartz
  • Kenneth P. Burke
  • Laurel J. Chadwick
  • Pamela Jo Davis
  • Robert J. Fine Jr.
  • William W. Gilkey*
  • Thomas H. Gregory
  • Lacy R. Harwell*
  • Paul Hatchett*
  • James E. Hendry*
  • Ann G. Hines*
  • H. W. Holland*
  • W. Richard Johnston
  • Susan D. Jones
  • Cecil B. Keene*
  • Joseph H. Lang (designated Chairman Emeritus)
  • Beatrice Lewis*
  • E. C. Marquardt*
  • J. Patrick McElroy
  • Demos A. Megaloudis*
  • Gary Megaloudis
  • Dale Oliver
  • Reina C. Pollack
  • Kenneth T. Welch
  • Lauralee Westine
  • Mac J. Williams*
  • Robert C. Young

* deceased

You can contact SPC's Board of Trustees by e-mail at board@spcollege.edu or by calling 727-341-3241. The Board of Trustees Welcome Guide was designed to acquaint board members with St. Petersburg College.