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Our Vision and Philosophy

Eastern Florida State College is committed to being our community's center for quality teaching and lifelong learning.

Key Values and Beliefs

Respect For The Individual (Courtesy/Civility)

Central to our philosophy is respect for the individual, manifested through courtesy and civility in every endeavor.

Continuous Improvement/Professional Competence

Recognizing that we exist in a dynamic environment, we foster innovation to promote continuous improvement in student, employee and organizational development.

Passion For Learning

As an educational catalyst, the College sparks the flame of human curiosity by creating an environment to ignite and sustain a passion for lifelong learning.

Leadership, Empowerment, Integrity

We value leadership styles that engender trust and confidence and that empower people to make sound decisions.

Teamwork, Sense Of Belonging

We encourage a sense of belonging by employees and students through promoting an atmosphere of teamwork that embraces the college’s mission and goals.


We provide quality service to students, colleagues, and the community with the intention that all those served achieve higher levels of success and satisfaction.


Through systematic review and evaluation, we are publicly accountable to achieve our mission.

Sense Of Achievement

We value achievement and reward those who strive to do their best.

Meet Our President

Dr. James H. Richey was named the College's President on January 23, 2012.


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