Dr. Robert Judson,former president of Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on September 17 at the age of 77.
Dr. Judson began his career at Pasco-Hernando State College in 1972. He became the school’s first instructor, first recruiter, and first financial aid coordinator. In 1976, he was promoted to dean of East Campus and in 1994 he became the school’s second president, making him the first African American to become a president in the Florida Community College System.
During his tenure as president, Dr. Judson oversaw the construction of many new buildings on campus such as the health programs building and childcare center on West Campus and the Public Service Technology Building on East Campus. Additionally, he led the renovation of North Campus in Brooksville. Dr. Judson also helped to establish two new academic programs; radiology and drafting and design.
Dr. Judson held a doctoral degree in education.