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  Dr. G. Devin Stephenson selected as next president of Florida Polytechnic University

Dr. Devin Stephenson

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees announced the selection of Dr. G. Devin Stephenson as the next president of the University. The announcement followed a vote by the Board during a public meeting on Monday, April 15.

Stephenson, who currently serves as president of Northwest Florida State College, will become Florida Poly’s second president, pending confirmation by the Board of Governors. Stephenson was one of five finalists selected by the University’s Presidential Search Committee, and who visited campus recently for interviews with the Board of Trustees and forums with students and employees.

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About Florida Poly

As a nationally ranked, four-year public institution, and the only state university dedicated exclusively to STEM education, Florida Polytechnic University provides students an academically rigorous education with real-world relevance, preparing them to be workforce-ready graduates. With record student enrollment, cutting edge programs and research opportunities, world-class faculty and staff, and passionate alumni, Florida Poly represents an exciting opportunity for a talented leader to serve as the University’s second president when the current president, Dr. Randy K. Avent, retires in July 2024.
Florida Polytechnic University is the state’s only all-STEM public university, leading the way toward a high-tech future with project-based education in engineering and applied sciences. Florida Poly is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the top public college in the Southern U.S. for the second straight year, and a top-30 engineering program without a Ph.D. With small classes and laser-focused degree plans, graduates are qualified for the high-wage, high-demand jobs needed throughout the state. The University is a powerful economic engine for Florida, combining scientific research with industry partnerships to give students a top STEM education with real-world relevance.