St. Petersburg College promotes student success and enriches our community through education, career development, and self-discovery. The college has numerous campuses scattered throughout the county and offers flexible scheduling as well as online courses. With tuition that's half that of state universities, your dollars go further at SPC, and their graduates are ranked #1 in Florida for earning the highest entry wages. Thanks to their career-focused programs, more than 90% of SPC graduates find jobs in the field, are continuing their education or serving in the military.
Dr. Tonjua Williams, President
Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., became St. Petersburg College's seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Dr. Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through the ranks in a variety of academic and administrative roles.
Prior to becoming President, Dr. Williams was Senior Vice President for Student Services from 2013 to 2017. She has served in nearly every area of the college: Provost, Associate Provost, Director of Special Programs, Program Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Recruiter, Senior Accounting Clerk and Adjunct Faculty.
Dr. Williams earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Barry University, a master's degree in Counselor Education from University of South Florida, and bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Humanities from Clearwater Christian College.