About Our President
President Joseph G. Joyner, Ed.D., began his career with Flagler College in July 2017. Prior to his position as President of Flagler College, Dr. Joyner was Superintendent of Schools for the St. Johns County School District in St. Augustine, Fla., a position he had held since July 2003. In this capacity, he oversaw a budget of $633 million, and had oversight of 21 major construction and renovation projects exceeding $387 million. Under Dr. Joyner’s leadership, the School District was recognized as the highest achieving of Florida’s 67 school districts for the past 8 years. It continued to rank among the top districts in the state in the percentage of money spent on the classroom and for financial transparency.
In 2007-08, Dr. Joyner served as President of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS), and in 2009, he was selected as the Florida Superintendent of the Year by FADSS.
Dr. 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. Dr. Joyner served on the Flagler College Board of Trustees from February 2014 to May 2016.
Dr. Joyner attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1977 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He was selected as a UCF Outstanding Alumnus for 2005 and as an Alumnus of the Decade in 2007.