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FSCJ's Board Selects John Avendano As Its Next President

Florida State College at Jacksonville
John Avendano will be FSCJ's next president.

Florida State College at Jacksonville has selected its next president.

The board of trustees unanimously selected John Avendano, the current president and CEO of Kankakee Community College in Illinois. 

The vote followed a three-day, on-campus visit which included open forums and an eight-month national search.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Avendano to the FSCJ family and look forward to partnering with him in continuing the College’s remarkable work that provides both educational and economic opportunities to our community,” said FSCJ District Board of Trustees Chair Karen Bowling.

Avendano’s has a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a master’s degree in adult continuing education, both from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in educational administration and foundations from Illinois State University.

He will be replacing Interim President Kevin Hyde, who has been serving in this role following the retirement of former FSCJ President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau last May.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.