Meet the Visionary Leaders Shaping Northwest Florida State College's Future

Florida’s Governor named five individuals to Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) by appointing five highly accomplished individuals to the college’s Board of Trustees. 

According to Board Effect, the state of Florida tasks NWFSC’s board of trustees with oversight of the school – including its academic and student affairs, audit and budget, personnel governance, and ethics.

These appointments, pending confirmation by the Florida Senate, are poised to bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and dedication to this esteemed educational institution.

Cory Fosdyck, a Senior Vice President and Senior Resident Director for Merrill Lynch stands out for his deep commitment to community service. Fosdyck’s impressive track record includes:

  • Spearheading initiatives at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • Offering his financial expertise to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital.
  • Previously leading the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.

Kristen “Rhea” Goff, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of the St. Joe Company is another distinguished addition to the Board of Trustees. Goff’s influence extends beyond the corporate world; she actively contributes to the Great Northwest Foundation in Florida and serves on the business and culinary arts advisory board at South Walton High School. Her well-rounded background is expected to contribute significantly to the college’s vision. She’s worked at the St. Joe Company for over 20 years, rising to her current position. 

Megan Harrison, who serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, is renowned for her work in the Walton County Economic Development Alliance. Harrison also maintains strong ties to the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in the Northwest Florida Region. Her expertise in economic development and local business is poised to benefit the college and the surrounding community.

Returning to the Board of Trustees are two esteemed individuals, Donald Litke and Thomas “Rudy” Wright. Both are Major Generals retired from the U.S. Air Force. Litke founded the Joyful Place Memory Care Ministry, showcasing his dedication to philanthropy and community well-being. Wright’s notable contributions at the NATO Headquarters in Belgium earned him the Bronze Star, underscoring his exemplary service to the nation. Their experience and commitment are expected to provide valuable insights to the college’s leadership.

Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of NWFSC, expressed his enthusiasm about the newly appointed trustees, stating, “We’re thrilled to welcome such distinguished individuals to the Board of Trustees. Their diverse backgrounds and unwavering dedication ensure a promising path ahead for the College.”

The appointments to the NWFSC Board of Trustees are currently pending confirmation by the Florida Senate. Once confirmed, these individuals will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this vital educational institution, benefiting not only the college but also the Northwest Florida community it serves.

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