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Board of Trustees Names Dr. Land Acting District President

Nov 30, 2011

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Edison State College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Patricia Land to Acting District President, effective Thursday, Nov. 30.


Dr. Land has served as the Charlotte campus president since November 2002 and previously served as district administrator in charge for extended periods of time. Dr. Land has worked in various levels of higher education since 1978.


The Board’s decision followed a 7-1 vote during Tuesday’s meeting to place former District President Dr. Kenneth Walker on paid administrative leave pending an investigation to terminate with cause. The Board also moved to contact Randy Hanna, Division of Florida Colleges Chancellor, to assist with the search for an interim president and to begin a national search for a permanent district president within 60 days.


Celebrating nearly 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and most affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 26,000 students per year in five counties and online.  For more information please visit


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Last Updated: November 30, 2011

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