GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — The Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed Dr. Paul Broadie as the new President of Santa Fe College in a meeting Thursday.
Dr. Broadie, who currently serves as President at both Gateway Community College and Housatonic Community College in Connecticut, will become the fifth President of Santa Fe College, according to a press release.
Santa Fe College began their search for a new President in January after current President Jackson Sasser announced his intention to retire in 2020. The Presidential Search Committee said they received 61 applicants and narrowed down to two finalists, Dr. Broadie and current Santa Fe Provost Dr. Edward Bonahue.
“I am honored to be selected as the next president of Santa Fe College and build on the success and legacy of Dr. Sasser,” Dr. Broadie said upon his being named the new president. “Santa Fe College has had a profound impact on the lives of students and the community served. I look forward to working in unison with the District Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and community as together we continue to have a profound impact and change lives.”
Dr. Broadie will transition into the position soon to be vacated by Dr. Sasser, who spent 18 years as Santa Fe College’s President.