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TCC Provost Madeline Pumariega Will Lead Miami Dade College

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Miami Dade College
Madeline Pumariega received applause after she was unanimously accepted as the new president of Miami Dade College.

Tallahassee Community College Provost Madeline Pumariega will be the next president of Miami Dade College. Pumariega accepted the position. She says it's her dream to lead Miami Dade College.

"People come to us because they want a chance—A chance to get—to achieve that American dream through education because we know that an educated society is a civically engaged society, and it is what preserves democracy, and I take that with the seriousness of the position," Pumariega says.

She was one of four finalists interviewed today. Pumariega said preemptive goodbyes to the TCC board during a meeting Monday.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.