FORT MYERS, Fla. – Denis Wright, currently provost of Florida SouthWestern State College, has been named president of the school’s Charlotte County campus, the institution announced Monday.
Wright, who was also promoted to vice-president for economic and community development, replaces Pat Land, who is retiring in March. Land has led the Charlotte County campus since 2002.
“We all wish her well in her retirement, and she is certainly appreciated for all she has brought to this college,” said Jeff Allbritten, university president, in a statement. “For example, she is a key reason for our successful partnership with Western Michigan University, which in turn holds great promise for our students and the Charlotte County community.”
WMU is scheduled for approval to offer programs in Florida at the March state Department of Education meeting, FSW officials said.
Jeff Stewart, currently vice-president of research, technology and accountability, will serve as interim provost and vice-president of academic affairs.
The new positions will take effect Feb. 1.