Kristy Presswood, 2013
- Associate Vice President, College of Education
- DSC employee since 1993
Degrees and schools where awarded: A.A., Daytona State College; B.S. and M.B.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida
Career/Professional honors: University of Florida Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Graduate Award; Faculty Senate Instructional Support Honorable Mention
Outside interests: Kids’ sporting events: Fast-pitch softball, baseball and football; family and movies.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Worked at a walk-in-clinic, checking patients in and out, preparing billing, filing charts, imaging records and many other administrative functions.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am currently serving on the ERP Consulting Committee, reviewing proposals, reviewing the SACS response document for comment, and working with the DOE on the data issues with the Statewide Report Card for Colleges of Education.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Building lifelong friendships (including meeting my husband).
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I hope to grow in leadership and to continue to become a valued contributor to any project in which I am assigned.
In life? I would love to learn to speak Spanish fluently.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Choose your battles wisely. Pick the ones that are big enough to matter and small enough to win.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am one of seven children, all of whom have different astrological signs, including our parents. We have nine of the 12 covered!
Last book read: “NYPD Red” by James Patterson
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Unbreakable – steady and strong.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: I would have to invite 5: my father (passed away in 1985), my husband (Clay) and our three children (Emily, Samantha and Trevor).
The Daytona State of Mind to me is allowing individuals to reach their full potential and recognize opportunities that are right in front of them.