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Meet Your Neighbor: Palm Beach State College president makes best of 'new normal' during pandemic

By Faran Fagen, Special to The Palm Beach Post Published April 8, 2021

Ava Parker, president at Palm Beach State College, Photo Provided to The Palm Beach Post


Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck a year ago, Ava Parker has worked in her office at Palm Beach State College nearly every day of business. She and her colleagues developed an office bubble at the Lake Worth Campus. Her daily commute from Wellington has been great — no traffic.

“I always felt safe at work,” Parker said. “I credit my team for the swift response in making sure we adapted to the ‘new normal’ once the pandemic hit.” The 58-year-old began as president at Palm Beach State College on July 1, 2015. She was lured to the college by its strong foundation, a rich history and a great reputation. She wanted to build upon the great work of Dr. Dennis Gallon and develop the strategy and vision for the future. Read more

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