Carl Hite (PhD ’75, Education Leadership), the former president of Cleveland State Community College, was recently honored when the college renamed their Math and Science Building to the “Carl Hite Math and Science Building.” According to the Tennessee Board of Regents, the naming of buildings and other facilities or programs after individuals who have made significant contributions to society is considered “an honored tradition of higher education.”
Hite served as the campus vice president/provost of both the Tampa and Brandon campuses of Hillsborough Community College. Along with his professional leadership, he has served as chair of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges, past chair of three chambers of commerce, and currently serves as the vice chair on the executive council of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Hite has a B.A. in history from Florida State University, plus an M.A.T. in history and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from UF. He is a recipient of the UF Institute of Higher Education’s Outstanding Graduate Award, and recently served on a blue-ribbon focus group assisting the IHE in development of its strategic plan. Dr. Hite will be a panelist at this year’s Education Career Night on February 20th at Norman Hall, Room 250.
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