Marvin L. Bright
Dr. Marvin L. Bright

About our Provost

Dr. Marvin L. Bright became provost at the Tarpon Springs Campus in July 2014 after serving as Chief Officer of Student Success Initiatives for the Virginia Community College System, a network of 23 community colleges in Virginia. Prior to this, Dr. Bright served as Chief Administrative Officer of Tidewater Community College's Norfolk campus where he provided leadership as the Provost responsible for advancing the college's mission and strategic plan by articulating the resources needed to ensure that the campus efficiently and effectively developed and delivered requisite programs and services.

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Bright has held several administrative positions in academic and student services, including associate vice president of student affairs, dean of students, director of athletics, associate professor and counselor. Dr. Bright's philosophy on student success is simply put: that students derive the greatest benefit from their college experience when their levels of campus engagement – academic, civic, global awareness, civility, and respect for diversity – are mutually supportive of and relevant to a particular educational outcome.

A community college graduate himself, Dr. Bright also holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Towson University, a master's in Educational Psychology from Temple University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University.

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