PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015

PBSC President Dennis GallonDr. Dennis P. Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College since 1997, will retire from that post effective June 30, 2015.

Gallon informed the PBSC District Board of Trustees of his decision Aug. 12.

“President Gallon has been a pillar of the college and the community for the past 17 years,” said Carolyn L. Williams, board chairperson. “We celebrate his remarkable career, and we cannot adequately express our appreciation for his service to our students and to Palm Beach County.”

Gallon said he is experiencing “some anxiety” over the decision, but has pride in what the college has accomplished during his tenure.

“The College has grown in size and stature, right along with the community that we are charged to serve. We all have worked and dedicated ourselves to helping our students reach their full potential and their educational objectives. Looking back, we have accomplished some amazing things,” Gallon said.

During the next year, Gallon will continue to lead PBSC and work to ensure a smooth transition for the next president.

“President Gallon will continue to guide ongoing projects, such as the Completion Agenda to enhance student success and the beginning of construction of our new campus in Loxahatchee Groves,” Williams said.

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