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Pasco–Hernando State College

Pasco-Hernando State College
Established 1967
Type Public, 4-year, State college
President Dr. Katherine M. Johnson
Location New Port Richey, Florida, USA
Campus 5 campuses
Mascot Conquistadors

Pasco–Hernando State College (PHSC) is a Florida state college with campuses in Pasco and Hernando counties. It is the newest four year State college with campuses in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel.[1] The name of the school changed from Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) on January 21, 2014.[2]

PHCC was established in 1967 by the Florida Legislature and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.[1] The college also offers other certification programs in computer science, health care, and law enforcement. One of the newest programs is the Educator Preparation Institute, an alternative teacher certification program. PHSC also offers GED preparation classes to prepare students to test for the GED diploma, and dual-enrollment classes for high school students. Many students select the four-year state college as an alternative to higher priced four-year institutions with the prospect of transferring.

A fifth campus opened in 2014 in Wesley Chapel to serve central Pasco County.[3] The new campus is named the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch after the Porter family which donated the land to the college.[3]

In March 2013 PHCC President Katherine Johnson announced plans to change the college's name to correlate with the beginning of offering baccalaureate programs in 2014.[4] The school sought public feedback via its website regarding four proposed new names: College of Pasco-Hernando, Pasco-Hernando College, Pasco–Hernando State College, or State College of Pasco-Hernando.[4]


  • Notable alumni and attendees 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Notable alumni and attendees

Alumni Notability
Kurt S. Browning Youngest Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County, Florida's Secretary of State
Greg Jones Retired Major League Baseball pitcher
Jay Forry National syndicated film critic known as "The Nation's Only Blind Movie critic.[5] He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live![6]
Danny Huffor Professional basketball player in the British Basketball League[7]
John Legg Current member of the Florida House of Representatives
George Lowe Voice actor who starred in Space Ghost Coast to Coast[8]
Lucy Morgan Journalist; winner of 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting; won American Association of Community Colleges 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award[9]
Robert Schenck Current member of the Florida House of Representatives
Wilton Simpson Current member of the Florida Senate
Robert L. White Sheriff of Pasco County from 2000 to 2011

See also


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  2. ^ Pasco-Hernando Community College takes new name,; accessed June 27, 2015.
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  9. ^ Alison Pruitt, "Breaking the mold in journalism", Community College Times, April 6, 2012.

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