Search Committee

SF Announces Provost Search Committee Members

Santa Fe College released the names of the individuals selected to serve on the Provost Search Committee. The college has relaunched the search with recruiting assistance from AGB Search

The committee is comprised of both internal and external stakeholders and represents multiple academic disciplines across the college. The committee also includes representation from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and the Career Service Council.

The committee will receive the charge from President Broadie when they hold their first meeting Thursday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. in Building S, Room 29 on the college’s Northwest Campus.

The college is planning on holding on-site interviews with finalists in January. All official updates and information from the college will be made on the Provost Search webpage,

Screening Committee Members

Name Title
Liam McClay (Co-chair)  Vice President of Public and Governmental Affairs
Mary El-Semarani (Co-chair) Chair, Center for Emerging Technology
Sarah Anderson Academic Assistant, Health Related Programs
J. Scott Angle Interim Provost, University of Florida
Shellie Banfield  Director, Davis and Perry Centers
Ed Braddy Coordinator, Assessment Center
Asha Brunings Interim Executive Director of Organization and Community Engagement
Andrea Evangelist

Director, Collegewide Advising

Jennifer Forshee Associate Professor, Political Science (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Benjamin Fox    

Office Supervisor, SFPD

Jason Frank Instructional Designer
Eric Godet President/CEO, Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
John Hooker

Associate Vice President, Advancement

Diana Matthews Professor, Librarian
John Pfeilsticker

Associate Professor, Mathematics

David Price          Professor, History (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Mercy Quiroga Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dan Rodkin Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Clay Smith Professor, English
Dan Stepp Associate Professor, Art Studio (Fine Arts)
George Tedder Assistant Professor, Building Construction Technology

Provost Search Committee Application Process


The President will be selecting a diverse group of college faculty, academic leaders, administrators, and others to serve on the Provost Search Committee.  Members must be able to commit significant time for meetings and activities related to the screening processes, including the review application materials and interviewing candidates to ultimately recommend candidates to the President for consideration. The duration of service is anticipated to be from October 2023 – February 2024. Training will be required and attendance at scheduled meetings will be mandatory, as is compliance with all related rules, statutes, and regulations.  The first meeting of the search committee is scheduled for October 5, 2023.


Individuals serving on this committee should have an understanding of the trends, challenges, and opportunities that exist within higher education. They should be knowledgeable of the internal and external operations of the college and have a demonstrated interest in the college. Screening committee members must have a commitment to college and community service, student success and academic excellence. Prior and current service to the college, participation in leadership development, and a commitment to the values, mission and goals of the college will be considered.


Individuals that are interested in being considered for service on this committee should submit a single page letter that speaks to their qualifications based on the criteria noted above and why they are interested in participating on this committee. Those who would like to nominate another individual may provide the same information as noted above regarding qualifications in the same single page format and should also include an explanation regarding the reason why they are nominating the individual.

Submissions should be made via email to no later than September 25, 2023. Questions regarding the screening committee may be directed to the Human Resources Director, Lela Frye at 395-5420 or

Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public.