Funeral, Memorial Services Planned for Robert W. Judson, Jr.
Robert W. Judson Jr., a former president of Pasco-Hernando State College, passed away Monday (Sept. 17).
NEW PORT RICHEY – Funeral and memorial services have been planned for Robert W. Judson Jr., Ed.D., the former president of Pasco-Hernando State College.
The funeral service will be 12:30 p.m Sept. 29 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 890 NW 15th St., Pompano Beach.
PHSC is planning a memorial service to honor Dr. Judson at 1 p.m. Oct. 9. at the PHSC Performing Arts Center on West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. More information on this event will be announced soon.
Dr. Judson, who passed away Monday (Sept. 17) was the college’s second president. The educator began his career at Pasco-Hernando State College in 1972, when the community college, known as the college without walls, was in the process of opening its doors to Pasco and Hernando county communities. He moved through the ranks at the college and became president in 1994, succeeded a retiring Milton O. Jones, Ph.D., (the College’s founding president, who hired Judson) and made Florida history, becoming the first African-American to be named president of a community college in the Florida Community College System.
“The college community will remember Bob Judson’s remarkable leadership,” said Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., current PHSC president. “Together, with his board and staff, he added and expanded programs, erected new buildings, purchased property for expansion, and raised funds to support the college, through his tenure (1972-2005). He was admired and respected for his vision and his authenticity.”
Photo courtesy of Pasco-Hernando State College.
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