In this webinar, Dr. Henry Mack III joins us to discuss his work to revitalize the Florida Department of Education’s workforce education programs. With influence across the education system in Florida, their efforts to boost career and technical education with entrepreneurial attitudes and skills may be a model for other states.
About our Guest:
Henry Mack currently serves as Chancellor at the Florida Department of Education, a position he has held since October 2019. As Chancellor, he leads the Division of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. While doing so, he oversees all workforce education programs and economic development initiatives for the Department. The Division is responsible for all career and technical education programs across a system of 48 technical centers and colleges, 28 state community colleges, and K-12 public schools, with a combined enrollment of over 1 million students, annually.
As Chancellor, he is also responsible for the state offices of apprenticeship, adult education, and articulation and career education policy. Prior to serving as Chancellor, he was the Associate Vice President for Workforce Education at Broward College. Here, he oversaw a variety of workforce education initiatives. These include the college’s career and technical education programs, the development of new baccalaureate degrees, and the college’s business incubator and accelerator. He also served as an associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College. While here, he held various faculty positions at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Recognized as 2019’s South Florida’s 40 under 40, Henry frequently lectures on the future of the workforce, entrepreneurship, and the value of higher education. He currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Ashely, and his two young children Hadley and Holden.
He previously served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. Here, he instructed courses in philosophical theology and topics related to science and religion.
Chancellor Mack has graduate degrees in philosophy and theology from the Catholic University of America. He lives in Tallahassee.