Dennis P. Gallon, Ph.D.

Dennis P. Gallon

Dennis P. Gallon, Ph.D., became the fifth President of Palm Beach Community College in 1997. Prior to becoming President of PBCC, he served as President of the Kent Campus at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Gallon brought to this position a long and successful career at the secondary and postsecondary levels of education. After serving as a tenured faculty member at FCCJ, his administrative career there included Campus Business Manager, Campus Dean of Occupational, Adult and Continuing Education, Campus Dean of Instructions, and College-wide Associate Vice President of Academic Programs. He also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration at the University of Florida.

Gallon completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Higher Education at UF. He received his Master of Science degree in Business from Indiana University (Bloomington) and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.

Gallon's professional involvement includes serving on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President's Roundtable, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), Florida Association of Colleges and Universities (FACU), Leadership Florida, University of Florida Alumni Board, and he has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Israel through the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program.

Gallon has been active in many Palm Beach County organizations, taking leadership roles on the boards of directors of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the Education Commission of Palm Beach County, the South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, the United Way of Palm Beach County, the Urban League of Palm Beach County, the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Workforce Alliance Board, the Palm Beach County Health Care District, two Hospital Board of Directors, and the Forum Club of Palm Beach County. Dr. Gallon is also affiliated with several other national, state, and local organizations.

Gallon has been recognized by several organizations which include the "2002 Community Leader of the Year Award" from the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, the "2007 Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Urban League of Palm Beach County, and the "2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leader Award" from the NAACP.