Randy Hanna (FL, '09), a prominent Tallahassee attorney and former chancellor of the Florida College System, was named interim dean Monday of Florida State University’s Panama City campus. Hanna, 58, serves as a research faculty member at the FSU’s Learning Systems Institute and teaches graduate-level courses. He begins Aug. 1. He replaces Carol D. Edwards, who was named dean of the campus and its College of Applied Studies last August. Edwards will become a faculty member of the FSU College of Fine Arts.
“Randy Hanna is a dynamic and respected leader in Florida higher education,” Sally McRorie, FSU provost and vice president for academic affairs, said in a release. “His invaluable experience leading the state’s largest system of higher education will dramatically benefit FSU Panama City.” Hanna, an attorney with Bryant Miller Olive, teaches graduate courses in the FSU College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. At the Learning Systems Institute, Hanna co-directs a program that provides educational opportunities to academic professionals and governmental officials who are developing higher education programs in India, Ukraine and Central America.