Office of the President

Dr. Jeffery S. Allbritten


Florida SouthWestern State College

With over 35 years in higher education, Dr. Jeffery Allbritten held leadership roles at Middle Tennessee State University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Broward College, and Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College where he served as the Collier Campus President). Prior to becoming Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) fourth president, he was president of Macon State College (now Middle Georgia State University).

After returning to FSW as its president in 2012, Dr. Allbritten committed to four institutional priorities: expanding academic programs, providing access to international education, enhancing the student experience, and increasing student research opportunities. In support of these priorities, Dr. Allbritten played a key role in obtaining over $26.8 million in donations for the expansion of academic programs, facilities, and student experiences such as the addition of the Rist Cyber Institute for expanded information technology studies and the Suncoast Credit Union Arena, home to the resurrected FSW Buccaneers Athletics program and a venue for community events.

Dr. Allbritten also established co-curricular programs to provide world-class opportunities for students. His stewardship created a partnership for study abroad programs with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy as well as affordable opportunities to study internationally in Costa Rica, France, Austria, Spain, and more.

During his time as FSW president, Dr. Allbritten has increased the amount of scholarship money available to students with up to $2.5 million in scholarships awarded to FSW students annually, and as the Florida College President Designee for the Florida College System Foundation (FCS), he assists in the selection and awarding of an additional $1 million per year in scholarships to FCS students.

His prioritization of the FSW Honors program including Research Expos each semester has allowed undergraduate students to perform and present research projects that prepare them for advanced education and workforce opportunities.

A chemist at heart, Dr. Allbritten holds a doctorate degree in chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemistry, respectively, from Murray State University.