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Tracy Upchurch: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
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

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