PRESIDENT, FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND
Florida Southern enrolls about 3,500 students and employs about 550 people. Kerr has been president for 14 years. She’s worked at the State of Florida Board of Regents as an analyst, as assistant dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and at two private institutions as vice president of advancement and marketing.
|EDUCATION||Mercer University (BA), Florida State University (MS, Ph.D.)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I am passionate about riding and learning about Paso Fino horses. I compete on my two Paso horses, Bacardi and Magnolia, and last year won third place for adult amateur.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Ensuring quality education through all grades and in higher education and workforce preparation programs|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I think I would have been a large-animal veterinarian.|