Chancellor Mack to Deliver Chipola Commencement Address


Henry Mack, Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education in the Florida College System, will deliver the Chipola College commencement address on May 6.

Mack leads the Division of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, overseeing all workforce education programs and economic development initiatives for the Florida Department of Education. The Division is responsible for all career and technical programs across a system of 48 technical centers and colleges, 28 state community colleges, and K-12 public schools, with a combined enrollment of over 1 million students.

Prior to serving as Chancellor, Mack served as the Associate Vice President for Workforce Education and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Broward College. He also held various positions at Florida International University and the University of Miami as a visiting professor of philosophy. Mack served as host of South Florida PBS’ Viewpoint and Issues, two weekly television shows dedicated to exploring issues in politics, religion, science, and ethics. Recognized as 2019’s South Florida’s 40 under 40, Mack frequently lectures on the future of the workforce, entrepreneurship, and the value of higher education.

Chipola will celebrate graduation this year with an in-person commencement ceremony, Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts. 

Only graduating students who sign up for commencement will attend. Family and friends are invited to watch the live webcast as well as a video recording with a link available via YouTube.

The ceremony will include the traditional student processional with faculty marshals, presentation of candidates and conferring of degrees.  A professional will photograph each graduate as they cross the stage in cap and gown with their diploma.

Graduates and employees will be required to wear masks and to follow social-distancing guidelines.  College dignitaries will sit on stage with graduates seated in the main level of the Center.  Chipola faculty, other professionals and administrators will not march or wear regalia but are invited to attend and to sit in the balcony. 

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