FSU Panama City Dean Plans to Retire

By: Courtney Hayes
By: Courtney Hayes

The dean of Florida State University's Panama City campus is calling it a career, at least as the campus dean.

Ed Wright says he'll retire this summer, but plans to remain highly active with the university. He'll also focus on some consulting opportunities.

During his five-year tenure at the local campus, Wright has seen an almost 75 percent increase in enrollment, the creation of 13 full-time undergraduate programs and 30 new resident faculty members.

During his last six months with the university, Wright wants to secure funding for two new buildings.

"What I'm most proud of is bringing school into existence much more favorable to the community. Certainly the new programs. There were no classes before 4:30 p.m. before I came here. Now, 42 percent of our students are here everyday before 4:30," says Ed Wright.

Wright came to the FSU Panama City campus from the University of Southern Colorado. He says he plans to stay in Panama City.

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