Ann McGee

President, Seminole State College of Florida (Sanford)


  • Grew up in Largo, Fla.
  • Graduate of St. Petersburg College
  • Earned Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in speech and Master of Arts (M.A.) in communication from Florida State University; earned Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in higher education administration from Nova Southeastern University
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa (St. Petersburg College) and Phi Beta Kappa (Florida State University)
  • Has held academic, administrative and executive positions at Florida Keys Community College and Broward College
  • Became the second president of Seminole State College in 1996

Awards and Achievements

  • Hispanic Community Champion, Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Prospera, 2016
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Chief Executive Leadership Award, 2015
  • UNCF Champion of Education Award, 2015
  • Atlantic Institute Central Florida Global Vision and Education Award, 2014
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission’s (EDC) James B. Greene Economic Development Award, 2013
  • Fulbright Program Community College Administrator Seminar, Russian cultural exchange, 2012
  • Women’s Executive Council of Orlando’s Women of Achievement in Education Award,  2012
  • First recipient of Phi Theta Kappa International’s President’s Council Gold Medallion, 2010
  • Orlando Business Journal’s Publisher’s Award, 2010
  • St. Petersburg College “Most Outstanding Graduate,” 2009
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Marie Y. Martin “Top CEO,” 2006
  • Phi Theta Kappa’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, 2005
  • Seminole County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004

Current Professional and Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Past Chair, The Florida College System Foundation
  • Florida College System Council of Presidents
  • Board of Directors, Higher Education Research & Development Institute, Inc. (HERDI)
  • Trustee, Phi Theta Kappa Foundation
  • Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Metro-Orlando Economic Development Commission, Inc.
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Heart of Florida United Way

Past Professional and Community Involvement

  • Charter member of the Florida State University Board of Trustees
  • President, Florida Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Presidential Phi Theta Kappa Ambassador, All-Florida Academic Team
  • Chair, Presidents’ Academy Executive Committee, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Board of Directors, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee Member, American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Board of Directors, Kids House of Seminole, Inc.