Dean, 58, of Marianna, is the City Manager of Marianna and previously served in the United States Marine Corps. Dean received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University and his master’s degree from Webster University. He succeeds Virginia Stuart, and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2017, and ending May 31, 2021.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Nine trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Danny Ryals (Chairman), a Realtor from Calhoun County, Darrin Wall of Chipley, Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley; Andrew Fleener of Chipley, Deputy Director at Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with PeoplesSouth Bank; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; Kyle Hudson of Westville, Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Joel Paul, Jr., of Bonifay, Executive Director of the Tri County Council, Inc.