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Alumnus/Former Administrator to Lead South Florida State College


Thomas C. Leitzel
Thomas C. Leitzel

The new president of South Florida State College began his ascent into college leadership at Williamsport Area Community College, a forerunner of Penn College. Thomas C. Leitzel, who graduated from WACC in 1976 with a degree in business administration, later joined the administration and served as assistant director (1983-85) and evening and weekend coordinator (1981-83) in the college’s business and computer technologies division. President Davie Jane Gilmour recently received a letter from Leitzel, thanking her for sending him a copy of the college’s “Legacy of Leaders” centennial publication. “What a treasure. It is a beautiful and well-chronicled publication highlighting the transformative leadership that shaped an institution to achieve acclaim on a national and international stage,” he wrote. “The institution you now lead changed my life.”

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