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Collegewide Academic Chairs

Eastern Florida State College has collegewide chairs covering multiple academic disciplines. These chairs, or in some cases deans, coordinate course delivery and student appeals for all four EFSC campuses and Eastern Florida Online. Each academic discipline and chair has a supervising dean and that dean may be involved in the appeals process based on the stage of the appeal.

Arts and Social Sciences
(Includes Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Technology, Early Childhood, Education, Humanities, and Human Services)
Dr. Holly McKnight, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-5355

Dr. Sharon Cronk-Raby, Interim Arts and Sciences Administrator
Email: Phone: 321-433-5150

Career & Technical: Computer Science and Advanced Technology
(Includes Aerospace, Computer Science and Cybersecurity A.S. and BAS, Culinary, Drafting, Engineering Technology, Graphics, TV/Digital Media)
Mr. Frank Margiotta, Dean (Is contact for appeals)
Email: Phone: 321-433-5205

Career & Technical: Business and Applied Technology
(Includes Accounting, Aviation, Business & Entrepreneurship A.S., Organizational Management BAS, Cosmetology, Economics, HVAC, Legal Assisting/Paralegal, Office Administration, and Welding)
Mr. Andrew Lieb, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-5614

Mr. Frank Margiotta, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7792

Communications and Library Science
Dr. Sharon Cronk-Raby, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-5150

Dr. Philip Simpson, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7381

Health Sciences: Hospital-Based Programs
Dr. Karen Spurlock, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-5042

Ms. Loretta Beorlegui, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7118

Health Sciences: Community-Based Programs
Ms. Marianne D'Altilio, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-7151

Ms. Loretta Beorlegui, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7118

Ms. Beth Rountree, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-7183

Dr. Eyualem Abebe, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7060

Engineering and Science
Mr. Jimmy Gamez, Academic Chair
Email: Phone: 321-433-7653

Dr. Eyualem Abebe, Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-7060

Public Safety
Mr. Steve Salvo, Academic Chair and Dean
Email: Phone: 321-433-5775

Appeals Information: Role of Chairs and Deans

For details and form links related to academic or administrative appeals coordinated through the academic chair offices, view the student appeals process web page. Formal appeals are coordinated by the Collegewide Chair for the academic discipline that the course or program falls under. Documents can be submitted to the appropriate collegewide chair through the secure, electronic Student Document Dropbox available after logging in to the myEFSC Portal. Each academic discipline is listed in the "Select Office" dropdown section of the dropbox. View details on using the dropbox.

If a student wants to request a review of the decision made during the the formal appeals process, that is when the discipline's supervising dean would become involved through the review process described in item 3 on the appeals process page. Remember that the informal and formal appeals process begins with the course instructor and academic chair.

Course Overrides

Students may request an override into a specific course because a course is full or for other reasons. Course override exceptions are not the norm at EFSC and alternate options should be discussed with an advisor before taking this route.

Some overrides may not be allowed due to state or institutional guidelines. However, students may ask for override consideration but should understand that approval is at the discretion of both the course instructor and collegewide chair.