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Dr. Joseph G. Joyner begins role as president of Flagler College

July 6, 2017 4:23 PM
Dr. Joe Joyner

This week officially marked the start of Dr. Joseph G. Joyner’s tenure as the fourth president of Flagler College. He succeeds Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., who served in the role for 16 years before retiring this June.

Joyner was selected to become the next president of the 2,500-student nationally-ranked, independent college after a national search that began in April 2016 when Abare announced his plans for retirement. Joyner was named president on November 29, 2016.

Joyner retired this year as Superintendent of the St. Johns County School District, a position he served since 2003. In his capacity, he oversaw a budget of $633 million and had oversight of 21 major facilities construction and renovation projects exceeding $387 million in cost. Under his leadership, the District was recognized as the highest achieving of Florida’s 67 school districts for the past eight years and has continually ranked among the top districts in the state in the percentage of money spent on the classroom and for financial transparency.

Joyner is very involved in the St. Augustine community and received the 2009 Gus Craig Award from the Salvation Army in recognition of his community service. He has served on the boards of the PACT Prevention Coalition, Investing in Kids, St. Francis House and United Way. He also served on the Flagler College Board of Trustees from February 2014 to May 2016.