GCSC President

Dr. John R. Holdnak, President

Dr. John R. Holdnak, GCSC President


Ed.D. University of West Florida, Pensacola, 2005

  • Major: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Emphasis: Educational Leadership
  • Dissertation: “Leadership Competencies and Development for Senior Administrators in Florida Community Colleges”

M.S. Florida State University, Panama City, 1989

  • Major: Applied Psychology

B.S. Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1982

  • Major: Leisure Services and Studies
  • Emphasis: Recreation Administration

A.A. Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, 1980

 Professional Experience:


Gulf Coast State College (2014-)

Executive Vice Chancellor

Florida College System (2012-2014)

Vice Chancellor for Financial Policy

Florida College System (2008-2012)

Vice President/Dean of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer

Gulf Coast State College (2000-2008)

Director of Human Resources

Gulf Coast State College (1996-2000)

Chair of Wellness & Athletics Division/Athletic Director

Gulf Coast State College (1992-1996)

Coordinator of Campus Activities/Student Activities Specialist

Gulf Coast State College (1982-1992)