The Pensacola State College Board of Trustees consists of nine members serving four-year terms who are appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida to oversee the operations of the college. The Board of Trustees meets monthly.

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Margie T. Moore

Marjorie T. “Margie” Moore, Board Chair, is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Pensacola, Florida. Margie has been in the Financial Services Industry and with Merrill Lynch since 1983. She is a cum laude graduate with a Business Degree from the University of Georgia. She is active in the community by serving on the Executive Board of Baptist Health Care and the board of directors for Manna Food Pantry. She is past president of the Pensacola State College Foundation and a Board of Governors Emeritus. She also served on the Council on Aging of West Florida Board from 2002-2006 and the Favor House of Northwest Florida Board from 1997-2007. Margie received the Merrill Lynch Lifetime Community Achievement Award and was the recipient of the “David Brady Award”, a Merrill Lynch award recognizing her commitment to clients.

Frank White

Frank White, Board Vice-Chair, is managing director of SF Partners, a private equity investment group, and general counsel for the Sansing dealer group. Before his current role, Frank was part of the group that founded Accountingfly, an early stage software company in the recruiting industry. Before moving to Florida in 2010, Frank was an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. At Akin Gump, his practice included all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private investment funds. Frank received undergraduate degrees with honors in history and business from SMU. He also received his MBA and J.D. from SMU, where Frank was a president’s scholar, student body president, and the student representative to the Board of Trustees. Before law school, Frank worked for Congressman Mac Thornberry in his Washington office and for the Urban Affairs Committee of the Texas House in Austin.

Frank is a member of the State Bars of Florida and Texas. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Baptist Hospital, WSRE – PBS for the Gulf Coast, Pensacola M.E.S.S. Hall, Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, and SmartBank’s Pensacola Advisory Board. Frank is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Pensacola and a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Pensacola.

Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Frank and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Pensacola with their twin boys, Henry and Clayton, and youngest son Wesley.

Carol Carlan

Carol Carlan, a Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, is president of the Sacred Heart Foundation on the Gulf Coast, responsible for all fundraising activities.

Working in the financial services industry for more than 35 years, she served as the first female president of a large regional bank in the Florida Panhandle. In 2007, she formed Carlan Consulting LLC, a leadership development company.

A Pensacola State College graduate, Carol is the longest serving trustee in the history of the college, serving since 1999. She is past president-emeritus for the Pensacola State College Foundation

Known for her heart-felt commitment to education, business and social issues, she has guided dozens of non-profit organizations throughout her career. Carol was one of 25 individuals in Florida appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the Department of Juvenile Justice Blueprint Commission in 2007. She was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to be the inaugural chair of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. She is a founding member of the PACE Center For Girls Escambia/Santa Rosa, and a John Maxwell Team Founding Member.

Carol has been recognized as Business Leader of the Year by both the Pensacola Business Journal and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce PACE Awards. She received the Leadership Pensacola Blue Angel Leadership Award, and the PACE Center for Girls Pioneer Award by the PACE State Board of Trustees for her many years of service.

Patrick DawsonPatrick Dawson is the General Manager for G4S Secure Solution (USA) Inc. which is a private security services firm. He manages physical security operations and systems for Northwest Florida. He joined G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. in 2009 and in 2010 he was selected into the G4S “Gold Club” for outstanding performance and exceeding financial goals.

A native of Harlem, New York, he enlisted into the United States Army in 1984, as a Military Policeman. During his twenty-four years of service, he has held every leadership position and was appointed to the rank of Command Sergeant Major in 2005 and retired in 2009. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who received the Bronze Star during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Dawson currently serves on the Board of Directors, for the Santa Rosa Kids House. He is a supporting member of the Florida Health and Engineering Association; President of the Los Colinas Home Owners Association; and a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Dawson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration/Human Resources, from Baker College, Flint, MI., and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Class # 54.

He and his wife Nina have been married for 22 years and reside in Milton Florida.

Monsignor Luke Hunt

Monsignor Luke Hunt was born and raised in Crablane, Tullow, Ireland. He is presently serving as Pastor of St. Ann Parish in Gulf Breeze. He currently serves on the diocesan Building Commission, Finance Commission and other various diocesan assignments. In addition he is also presently serving as Vicar General of the Diocese. Msgr. Hunt is active in several local community organizations, including the Chaplains Association, the Interfaith Council and serves on the board of Directors of Gulf Breeze Hospital and Andrews Institute. He was appointed to the Board in June 2007.

Kevin LaczKevin Lacz was born and raised in central Connecticut before joining the United States Navy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He became a Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, and combat medic. As a member of SEAL Team THREE, he deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006 and 2008). Kevin was awarded a Bronze Star with a combat ‘V’ among numerous other commendations.

Upon completing his enlistment, Kevin was honorably discharged from the Navy and enrolled at the University of Connecticut. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science in 2011 and enrolled at Wake Forest University in pursuit of a Masters in Medical Sciences. He graduated in December 2014 and became a board certified Physician Assistant. He practices medicine at Regenesis, LLC in Pensacola.

Kevin is also a professional speaker and writer. He is active in veterans’ causes in his community and throughout the country, as his past military experience influences him greatly. He lives in Gulf Breeze with his wife, Lindsey, and two children.

Edward Moore

Edward Moore is an attorney and mediator with the Pensacola law firm of Moore, Hill & Westmoreland. He is a 1960 honors graduate of Pensacola Junior College and received his B.A. (1962) and J.D. (1964) degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Florida Blue Key, and was selected for the University of Florida’s Hall of Fame. He served three years as a Marine Corps officer. He is a past president of Pensacola State College Foundation, Pensacola State College Alumni Association, Pensacola YMCA, the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, and former member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. He has been involved in various other legal and civic organizations. He is the recipient of an Outstanding Alumni Award from Pensacola State College and recipient of the first Professionalism Award from the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association. He was appointed to the Board in October 2007.

Chip SimmonsChip W. Simmons is the Assistant County Administrator for Escambia County. He previously served as Chief of the Pensacola Police Department beginning in June 2010 and retired from the Police Department in August 2015. He began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a corrections officer for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and was hired by the Pensacola Police Department as an officer in 1986.

Chip was born at Naval Air Station Keflivik, Iceland, and moved to Pensacola in 1973 from Key West. The Pine Forest High School graduate has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Pensacola Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Troy State University, a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

He has had memberships on the Statewide Terrorist Network Group, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, U.S. Customs Blue Lightning Strike Force, as well as various youth and community boards. He was a member of Leadership Pensacola class of 2004.

Chip has received numerous department awards in recognition of his service to the community, including a Bronze Cross and the Gold Medal of Valor, which is the department’s highest award for heroism. He also has been named to the Police and Firefighters Heroes Hall of Fame, the Pine Forest High School Alumni Hall of Fame, and received the Volunteer of the Year and Sports Lifetime Achievement awards from the Emerald Coast Youth Sports Association. Most recently, he received the Mayor’s Leadership Award for 2013.

He and his wife Susan have been married for 27 years and have two sons: Christopher and Garet.

Herb Woll

Herb Woll has over 30 years experience in Information Technology, sales, operations and purchasing, Herb is Systems Manager for Quest Management in Pensacola, Florida. He manages all systems and IT operations for 6 state-wide facilities and 2 offices of Pyramid, Inc. a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation providing art and music therapy services to adults with developmental disabilities. In addition Herb manages all systems and IT support for Pensacola Care, Inc. which has 5 state- wide ICF Group Homes caring for 48 residents in each location.

Trained in the US Army as a medic: spent 3 years as a dental Lab specialist in Nurnberg, Germany. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston. Adjunct Professor at Jefferson College Missouri, teaching “Introduction to Micro Computers”.

Married for 33 years to Ann Woll, with a daughter in Pensacola, FL, and a son in Seattle. Member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze since 2004. Member of Five Flags Rotary in Pensacola.

Meeting Times

  • Board Workshop – 4:30 p.m.
  • Board Committees Meet – 5:00 p.m.
  • Full Board Meeting – 5:30 pm.

Meeting Dates

  • August 18, 2015
  • September 22, 2015
  • October 20, 2015 (Warrington Campus)
  • November 16, 2015* – Board Retreat & Board Meeting
    Board Retreat 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    (Culinary Dining Room)
    Board meets in regular session at 5:00 p.m.
    in the board Room. Committees meet at 4:30 p.m.
  • No December Meeting
  • January 12, 2016*
  • February 23, 2016* (South Santa Rosa Center)
  • March 15, 2016*
  • April 19, 2016 (Milton Campus)
  • May 17, 2016
  • June 21, 2016
  • July 19, 2016

* Alternate Date