St. Petersburg College is one of 28 schools in the Florida College System that provide open access for students to earn degrees and training that meet the needs of local and state employers.

In Florida’s state college system, the president is the chief executive officer and is responsible for the operation and administration of the college. The president also serves as the executive officer and corporate secretary for the Board of Trustees. Visit the President's website.

Each Florida college is governed by a local board of trustees, which uphold rules set by the State Board of Education. These trustees are appointed by the governor for staggered four-year terms of service.