Dr. Tom LoBasso,
President of Daytona State College
Dr. Thomas LoBasso was named president of Daytona State College on July 1, 2015, following six months as interim president and 14 years in progressive roles at DSC. He is the college’s seventh president.
Prior to his interim presidency he served as chief operating officer and provost at Daytona State. Dr. LoBasso first joined the college in 2001 as director of admissions and recruitment. Over the years, he took on greater leadership roles, serving as dean of enrollment development, vice president for enrollment and student development, and senior vice president for student development and institutional effectiveness.
Under his leadership the college has made notable advancements. Among benchmark achievements, DSC received $32 million from the legislature to construct a new Student Center that will be completed in 2019; launched men’s and women’s soccer and cross-country teams; and received planning money for a new building on the Deltona Campus. The college also implemented a comprehensive enterprise resource management system (ERP) that will better serve students and enhance institutional operations.
Prior to joining Daytona State, Dr. LoBasso held administrative positions in areas of enrollment development at Keystone College, La Plume, Pa., and The Sage Colleges: Russell Sage College, Sage Junior College of Albany, Sage Evening College and Sage Graduate School, Troy, N.Y., capping his tenure there as assistant vice president for new student enrollment.
He also served 21 years in the Pennsylvania and Florida National Guards, retiring in 2007 with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Dr. LoBasso holds an AA degree from Keystone College; a BA degree in Communication Studies from East Stroudsburg University, Pa.; an MS in Public Administration from Sage Graduate School; and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
President LoBasso currently chairs the Florida College System Council of Presidents and is very active in the community, serving on the boards of Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., Career Source Flagler Volusia, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and Collaboration Council with Volusia and Flagler school systems, as well as taking part in strategic sessions such as Flagler County’s Economic Development Strategic Planning meetings.