Board of Trustees Members

Dale Oliver   Jeffrey "Dale" Oliver, Chair

Dale Oliver, of St. Petersburg, is the vice president of operations/co-owner for Power Grid Engineering, LLC, a Winter Springs based engineering firm specializing in electric utility engineering consulting. Previously, he served as Vice President at Progress Energy from 2001-2012 and spent almost 20 years in various leadership roles at Georgia Power. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Anthony’s Hospital. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, and a graduate of Leadership Florida. Oliver was appointed in December 2012.

Bridgette Mills   Lauralee Westine, Vice Chair

Lauralee Westine of Palm Harbor is an attorney with Lauralee Westine Law Offices PA. She has earned her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and her MBA from Stetson University Graduate School of Business. After leaving the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office in 1999, she has been zoning and permitting cell towers and other type towers throughout the State of Florida. Westine was appointed in September, 2013.

Bill Foster  Bill Foster

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.

Deveron 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. 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.

 Nathan Stonecipher  Nathan Stonecipher

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.

SPC President Bill Law serves as secretary to the Board of Trustees.

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*
Bridgette Bello
Philip Benjamin*
Evelyn Bilirakis
Stanley A. Brandimore*
Terrence E. Brett
L. Chauncey Brown*
Janice C. Buchanan
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
Reina C. Pollack
Kenneth T. Welch
Mac J. Williams*
Robert C. Young
* deceased

You can contact SPC's Board of Trustees by e-mail at or by calling 727-341-3241.