Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Trustee Receives CASE Leadership Award

Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee, a Trustee for the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, was presented with the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III, which represents nine southeastern states. The award was presented during the CASE District III Conference on February 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Established in 1999, the award recognizes the chief executive of a District III member institution for outstanding leadership and service in support of education. CASE invites nominations of chief executives whose contributions to their campuses and communities deserve exceptional recognition and celebration. McGee is only the second community college leader to win the award.

During her tenure at Seminole State, the college has grown from a single campus to a comprehensive college with four campuses and six sites with 30,000 students to become the eighth largest of the 28 institutions in the Florida College System. She is also a founding architect of the DirectConnect to the University of Central Florida (UCF) program, which has become a national model for state colleges and universities and allowed more than 4,500 students from Seminole State College to earn their degrees from UCF. Fundraising has also seen tremendous growth under McGee, with the Foundation for Seminole State College growing from $1 million in assets to more than $21 million.

“Ann is a dynamic leader and a tireless advocate for higher education. Her impact at Seminole State has been transformational and really positioned the college well for the future,” said Kris Phillips, CASE District III chair.

McGee celebrated her 20th anniversary at Seminole State in February 2016 and is only the second president in the college’s 50-year history.

“Ann is an incredible leader and understands the value of community and relationships," said Phi Theta Kappa Foundation CEO Dr. Nancy Rieves. "We value her leadership skills as a Trustee on the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board.”

The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is to secure the financial resources to support the values, vision and priorities of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. For more information on how to support Phi Theta Kappa members through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, contact Dr. Nancy Rieves at or 1.800.946.9995, ext. 3527.

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