Dr. Ty Handy, President
Dr. Ty Handy
Dr. Ty Handy assumed the presidency of Northwest Florida State College on June 21, 2010. Dr. Handy was selected by the college's governing Board of Trustees to lead the college following a six-month national search which attracted 76 candidates from 30 different states. He is the third president in the college's more than 47-year history. Dr. Handy is a Florida native and most recently served as the president of Vermont Technical College, a public associate and baccalaureate institution. He also previously served as chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College in Southern Indiana, a comprehensive two year community and technical college in the Ivy Tech Community College System.
Dr. Handy earned his doctorate (Ed.D.) degree from the University of Memphis in Higher Education Administration, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University and a baccalaureate degree in finance from Western Kentucky University. Other academic positions Dr. Handy has held include vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville; dean of academic affairs at Elizabethtown Community College in Kentucky; and dean of business technologies/social sciences at Jefferson Community College, Ohio.
College Leadership Position
|President||Vermont Technical College||Jan. 2006 - May 2010|
|Chancellor||Ivy Tech State College, Southern Indiana||May 2001 - Dec. 2005|
|Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs||Univ. of Arkansas Community College, Batesville||1998-2001|
|Chief Academic Officer & Dean for Academic Affairs||Elizabethtown Community College, KY||1993-1998|
|Dean of Business Technologies/Social Sciences||Jefferson Community College, OH||1992-1993|
|Director of Research||State Technical Institute of Memphis, TN||1991-1992|
|Division Chair of Business & Education||Williams Baptist College, AR||1988-1994|
|University of Memphis, TN|
|Ed.D||Dissertation: "The Tennessee Board of Regents Remedial and Developmental Studies Program:
Cost Effectiveness Analysis"
Major: Higher Education Administration
|Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA|
|MBA||Major: Accounting & Finance||1986|
|Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY|
Minor: Business Administration