Palm Beach State College - Vice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management
After conducting a national search, help me in congratulating Dr. Stephen Joyner as our new Executive Dean of the Loxahatchee Groves Campus. Dr. Joyner has over 20 years experience in higher education administration and teaching. Dr. Joyner’s career began as an academic advisor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and over the years he has held leadership positions in all areas of student services and student affairs, including admissions, placement/testing, international student services, advising, financial aid, disability services, student life, and student conduct among others in both 4-year and 2-year institutions.
In his most recent positions, Dr. Joyner served as the chief student affairs officer, responsible for creating and implementing strategic enrollment management plans to meet institutional targets in enrollment, retention, and completion. He has partnered with local middle/high schools in the development of dual-enrollment and early college programs, and with business and industry leaders to develop competency-based education, internship and service-learning opportunities for students. Further, he has been involved in a number of building projects, most notably the public-private partnership to create the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema for Brooklyn College – the only film school in America to be built on a working film lot.
Dr. Joyner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Political Science, all from Georgia State University. He has served as an instructor and adjunct professor in Political Science at Georgia State University, University of North Florida, and Miami Dade College. His teaching experience includes courses in American government, civil liberties and American legal systems, with research interests in public law, civil rights, and identity politics.
Stephen looks forward to becoming involved with the Loxahatchee Groves community and building relationships with local leaders. He has had a particular interest in working with students from the Foster Care system and developing programming to help students overcome homelessness and food insecurity. For fun, he enjoys cooking, numerous volunteer activities, and spending time with family. Stephen is originally from a small town, just north of Jacksonville, where much of his extended family still resides. Dr. Joyner will report to Dr. Peter Barbatis, Vice President of Enrollment Management.
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