Palm Beach State College - Executive Dean, Belle Glade Campus
Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal is an educator with twenty-four years of experience in secondary and post-secondary education. Dr. McNeal began her educational journey as a high school biology, chemistry and physics teacher and served as an instructional science coach, high school assistant principal of student services, vice principal of curriculum and instruction and principal of an International Baccalaureate Magnet and AVID middle school. She has worked as an educational consultant for the school district of Nashville, TN, and prior to her matriculation into education, was a business operations sales manager for AT&T and senior benefits manager for state account operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of Florida.
Dr. McNeal began her journey with Palm Beach State College in 2013 as the Belle Glade campus’ first Student Learning Center manager. In 2015, Dr. McNeal was promoted to Assistant Dean of Student Services, and on April 1, 2019, she began in her new role as Executive Dean for the Belle Glade campus. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College and Jacksonville University.
Dr. McNeal obtained her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Florida. In 2018, she obtained her doctoral degree in higher education and organizational leadership with a minor in human resource development from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Education Law from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. McNeal is the Chair of the Glades area Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, is a member of the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (LORE), Glades Career Readiness Roundtable (GCRR), Glades Technical Advisory Committee, Lakeside Medical Center Advisory Board, Pahokee Housing Authority Program Coordinating Committee (PCC), the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center advisory board and the Pahokee Rotary as well as other various civic organizations locally and nationally. Dr. McNeal is an active member of her church and the proud parent of one child (a daughter) who is a current Palm Beach State College student and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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