Dr. C. Edward Meadows

Dr. Ed Meadows

Welcome to Pensacola State College!

With today’s complex job market, choosing career goals can be challenging. However, choosing a path to achieve your goals can be easy. Whether your dream career requires a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or technical certificate, Pensacola State College offers numerous programs to get you on your way.

Over the years, Pensacola State has worked closely with area business and industry leaders to ensure that we are providing the education and training needed for in-demand jobs. And our efforts have received national recognition. Pensacola State recently was invited to be part of the White House TechHire Initiative that focuses on supplying educational pathways to well-paying, high-tech jobs.

For students to make the most of our outstanding programs, we provide multiple support resources to ensure student success. In addition to traditional support in financial aid, advising and tutoring, PSC has implemented new online tools to assist students at convenient times and locations. For instance, our Virtual Tutoring program is a live website where students can see and talk to instructors late into the evening and on weekends to get help in subjects like chemistry, math, physics and writing courses.

This tutoring program has been so successful that it won the prestigious National Bellwether Award in the Instructional Programs and Services category in 2017. The program beat out more than 2,500 initial applicants, and nine other finalists to garner the award. Described as the Heisman Trophy for colleges, the Bellwether Award is competitively judged and awarded by peers in community colleges across the nation.

Most recently, the Century Center’s Mobile Welding Program was one of the Top Ten Finalists for the 2018 National Bellwether Award.

Well-equipped facilities also play a role in student success. We recently dedicated the 11,000-square-foot Charles W. Lamar Studio, a welcome addition to our acclaimed Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on the Pensacola campus.

Also, we are in the planning stages for a state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot building to house cybersecurity, math, science and advanced technology programs.

I challenge you to make the most of your college experience this year. You can find lifelong friends, fun and opportunities for leadership and community service in our many student organizations. Be involved in student life; enjoy our fine concerts, plays and art exhibitions; and, of course, come to our ball games and cheer for the Pirates.

Since first opening its doors in 1948, more than 107,000 students have graduated from Pensacola State. While we are proud of this milestone, these graduates are more than numbers to us. They are individuals who reached their goals – receiving degrees, certificates or diplomas, opening opportunities for better lives for themselves and rewarding careers. These graduates represent the winning combination of dedicated faculty, exemplary programs and engaged students that has defined Pensacola State for almost seven decades.

We are happy that you have chosen Pensacola State for your collegiate journey, and we are here to help you successfully navigate your way to graduation and a rewarding career!

Sincerely,
Edward Meadows
President
president@pensacolastate.edu