Seminole State College welcomed the third president in its 53-year history when Georgia Lorenz started her new job on Aug. 1. The former vice president of academic affairs at Santa Monica College in California replaced Ann McGee, who retired from the post after 22 years.
“Together we can build on the college’s already strong foundation and take Seminole State College further,” Lorenz said as she prepared for the campus to open for fall classes on Aug. 21. “I plan to take part in a wide range of activities in the coming weeks and to listen to a broad range of perspectives from students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry and community partners. These conversations and insights will transform into a strategic plan for the college for the next five years.”
Lorenz earned a Ph.D. in educational policy, planning and administration at the University of Southern California, where she received the Delta Epsilon Dissertation Award of Merit. She holds a master of science in education and social policy from Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts in English from Stanford University.
Seminole State, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. It has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and academic programs.