Helming the Oviedo campus of Seminole State College, Robert Ledford is the new campus provost of a nifty patch of 3 buildings, a nature preserve, scrub oaks, pine trees and an iconic clock tower… and 8,000 students. Length – 25:05
Poised at the start of its second decade, the Oviedo Campus of Seminole State College opened in 2001. It is one of 4- campuses comprising Seminole State College’s county wide complex. Perhaps its most distinguishing characteristic is its location. Planted in the city of Oviedo at the southern tip of Seminole County Florida and, as Ledford notes, is within walking distance of the University of Central Florida and a couple of top ranked public high schools.
CMF Public Media met up with Ledford a few months into his new responsibilities as campus provost. Answers to who he is and what he does is a part of this 20-minute feature, and there’s a good deal more in the extended 65-minute interview of Ledford we posted below, where you can also read Provost Ledford’s resume and view a collection of still photographs of him in his campus setting.
We ask about the collaboration initiatives afforded by the geographic location of his campus, the characteristics of and his relationship with his 8,000 students, his role as provost and his passion for higher education, and his vision for the next 10-years of campus progress. We start with two topics which dominate institutions of higher education in the minds of students and regulators – likely tuition increases and student performance measures.
Robert Ledford with Stephen McKenney Steck
Length – 01:05:02