Eastern Florida State College Opens its Doors
By Space Coast Daily // July 1, 2013
ENDS ERA OF BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ABOVE VIDEO: Today marks the first official day Eastern Florida State College opened its doors to provide four-year degrees to students in Brevard County and Central Florida. It marks the end of the community name of Brevard Community College.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Eastern Florida State College officially starts a new era on the campus formerly known as Brevard Community College, today.
As part of a college-wide effort to expand course offerings, EFSC will offer four-year bachelor degrees. The name change was approved on Dec. 17, 2012 by the College’s Board of Trustees on December 17, 2012. It was then approved by the Florida Legislature in spring 2013 and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
In a statement to board members, BCC President Dr. Jim Richey’s said:
“We currently offer more than 100 two-year degree and certificate programs and expect to add more.We are — and will always be — firmly committed to our roots and will continue to provide the educational opportunities that Space Coast residents rely on..And through the nearly 140 individuals who participated in our telephone and email surveys, and nearly 40 prospective students, business and community leaders from across Brevard County who participated in focus groups, we gathered more than 2,600 data points.
BCC listened to representatives of the more than 1,600 dedicated full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and staff here at the College.
- We listened to input from a sampling of the tens of thousands of students who are taking courses on our campuses this year.
- We listened to representatives of our 87,000 alumni.
- We listened to business leaders who were selected from the chambers of commerce in Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Palm Bay totaling almost 5,000 local businesses.
To read the full transcript of Richey’s remark, visit the school’s new site at Easternflorida.edu