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Tracy Upchurch: Faculty and Staff

Tracy Upchurch
Assistant Professor, Director of the Pre-Law Program


First Year Advisor

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Member, Florida House of Representatives (1992-1996)
  • Mayor, City of St. Augustine (1990-1992)
  • City Commissioner, City of St. Augustine (1988-1992)
  • Trustee and former Chairman, Flagler Healthcare Systems, Inc.
  • Director, St. Augustine Rotary Club
  • Trustee, Lightner Museum
  • Member, Historic St. Augustine Research Institute (appointed by President of University of Florida)
  • Honorary Co-Chairman and Capital Campaign Committee Member-construction of The Bailey Center (inpatient hospice facility of Community Hospice)
  • Trustee, The St. Augustine Historical Society
  • Board of Directors, St. Augustine and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce (1990)
  • Florida Trend Magazine “Legal Elite” (top 2% of attorneys in Florida) 2004 and 2005
  • Member of The Florida Bar
  • Trustee, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (current)
  • Director, Prosperity Bank

Professional Profile:

Professor Upchurch received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Florida College of Law and his B.A. from Davidson College with a major in History. He is a former Florida state representative, a former mayor of the City of St. Augustine and a former St. Augustine City Commissioner. Mr. Upchurch is well-known for his active public and civic service; he serves in an “of counsel” capacity to the law firm of Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch and is a Trustee and former Chairman of Flagler Healthcare Systems, Inc., the parent company of Flagler Hospital.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Advanced Business Law
  • State and Local Government
  • Constitutional Issues in the Workplace

Flagler College Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2009

Faculty Senate

Gargoyle Student Newspaper Advisory Board