Polk State Senior VP receives Living Legend Award

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Reggie Webb was named Senior Vice President for Student Services and Campus Operations in August, but his more than 30 years of service to Polk State College makes him a living legend.

In fact, the Association of Florida Colleges honored Webb in November with the 2022 Living Legend Award for his unwavering commitment to the Florida College System and transformational impact on student services. The AFC recognized him during the 73rd Annual Meeting and Conference in Panama City Beach with the award, which highlights outstanding achievements and leadership within the higher education industry. Criteria include inspiring innovation, promoting professional development, and fostering leadership in the field of education.

Polk State Senior Vice President for Student Services and Campus Operations Reggie Webb and Polk State Upward Bound Program Director Stephanie Campbell, President of the Association of Florida Colleges.

“Winning this award confirms to me that you do not have to compromise to be recognized,” Webb said. “Just be true to your God-giving purpose in life. When you become bigger than your purpose, you have a career; but when your purpose becomes bigger than you, you have a calling.  I have been called to serve and I have always been comfortable with who I am because being different doesn’t mean you are deficient.”

Webb’s differences include dual callings as a pastor and higher education administrator, as well as overcoming adversities such as growing up in poverty.

He started his career with the College in September 1990 as an academic advisor and went on to become an admissions specialist, director of enrollment management, and dean of student services for the Lakeland Campus. In 2014, he assumed the role of Vice President for Student Services, and, just this year, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, overseeing campus operations including facilities and public safety and security, in addition to student services.

“Congratulations to Senior VP Webb on this well-deserved recognition by the AFC,” Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti said. “His more than 30 years of service to Polk State continues to transform the lives of our students and will certainly leave a legacy at our College. I am proud of Senior VP Webb and I am thankful to him for his service.”