Message from the President


Welcome to Pasco-Hernando State College


As Pasco-Hernando State College’s fourth president, I am honored to build upon PHSC’S impressive legacy.  Now celebrating 45 years of service, PHSC’s rapid growth and expansion reflects the high quality of instruction, programs and services offered, distinguishing us as among the most progressive and affordable colleges in the nation.

PHSC continuously aspires to excellence, implementing innovative practices to meet the academic interests of our students and the workforce needs of our growing regional economy. With the guidance of our District Board of Trustees, PHSC’s dedicated faculty, staff and administrators work collaboratively to provide students with the highest quality of academic, co-curricular, cultural, and collegiate experiences. A variety of PHSC programs and services help our students succeed, including career and educational assessments that provide academic guidance and information relating to future employment opportunities. Our open door policy provides for a rich and diverse student population and a dynamic classroom experience.  Instructors, tutoring services, academic advisors and other resources can assist you if you feel unsure of your career direction, struggle academically or simply need a helping hand. 

At PHSC, students have many opportunities to reach their full potential. Our more than 50 clubs and organizations promote leadership development, support career-oriented interests, provide exciting intramural activities and encourage community involvement. Many research studies demonstrate that students actively engaged in collegiate life are happier and more likely to complete college successfully.  Please get involved, stay connected, build friendships and remain on course to complete your program of study.   

On your academic and life’s journey, apply PHSC’s core values—certain to serve you well:  Excellence, Community, Integrity, Success, Safety and Stewardship are values that can support a lifetime of goals. So, move forward with focus and determination and know that we are here to help you succeed.

Best wishes for an exciting and rewarding 2017-18 academic year.


Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D.,

PHSC President 




               Excellence  Community   Integrity  Success   Safety    Stewardship