new chair for board of trustees
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2003) - The
Florida Southern College board of trustees has elected Sarah D.
McKay as its new chair. McKay has been a member of the board since
McKay replaces T. Terrell Sessums, who has retired as chair but
remains on the board. Other board officers include Frank H. Furman,
Jr., vice chairman; John M. "Jack" Varasse, secretary; and Hoyt
R. "Barney" Barnett, treasurer.
A Lakeland native, McKay is president of McKay Enterprises, a real
estate-development firm. She has held leadership positions in numerous
local groups and organizations, including the Community Foundation
of Greater Lakeland, the Downtown Lakeland Partnership, the Junior
League of Lakeland sustaining group, the Polk Museum of Art, and
the Polk Theatre. She has been honored with the Walter E. Wolf Award
and Governor Lawton Chiles' "Florida's Finest Recognition Award."
She is currently on the Board of Trustees of the College Heights
United Methodist Church and also serves on the Finance Committee.
McKay was pleased and honored to be elected the new chair. "It is
my aim to try to continue the progress of the board... through thoughtful
investigation and development of new ideas that will benefit Florida
Southern College," said McKay. She is FSC's first woman chairperson.
"Sarah McKay has been an engaged and effective board member," said
Dr. Thomas L. Reuschling, FSC's president. "She will serve Florida
Southern College very well in this important leadership position.
I look forward to working with her."
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.