The Manatee Technical College Board of governors advises and recommends actions relevant to the programs and operations at the college and serves as the Main Advisory Council for Manatee Technical College. Our Board of Governors guides the vision, strategic direction, and overall goals and outcomes of Manatee Technical College. Authorized by the School Board of Manatee County, the MTC Board of Governors advises and makes recommendations to the School Board on matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Manatee Technical College.
The Board’s duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Identify the technical and adult education needs of Manatee County.
- Help identify and assess the labor market requirements of Manatee County.
- Review and advise on the establishment and maintenance of realistic and practical programs and/or courses.
- Participate in developing community understanding and support for programs and courses offered by Manatee Technical College.
- Annually review the Manatee Technical College business plan that will include long-range goals.
- Review special project requests.
- Approve the establishment of standards for program facilities that have been recommended by advisory committees.
- Provide information on new technical developments that require changes in any program/course.
- Assist Manatee Technical College in reviewing legislation affecting education and training.
|Area of Representation||BOG Member||Programs Represented|
|Allied Health||Eddie Fontaine
|Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Coder/Biller ATD, Optometric Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology|
|Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation||Mary Chilton||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Business||Brion Sunseri||Accounting Operations, Administrative Office Specialist, Legal Administrative Specialist, Medical Administrative Specialist|
|CareerSource Suncoast||Joshua Matlock||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Chamber of Commerce||Jacki Dezelski
|All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Loreen Vickers||Building Trades and Construction Design Technology, Carpentry, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry Apprenticeship, Plumbing Technology|
|Health Care||Jessica Vets||Dental Assisting, EMT/Paramedic, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing|
|Hospitality||Tim Fanning||Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts/Commercial Foods|
|Manatee County Government||Karen Stewart||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Manatee County High School||Michelle Todoroff||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Manatee County Schools||Cynthia Saunders
|All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Manatee Technical College Rep 1||TBA||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Manatee Technical College Rep 2||David Harris||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Manufacturing||John Ziemnicki||Advanced Manufacturing, Drafting, Electronic Technology, Machining, Major Appliance & Refrigeration Repair, Welding Technology|
|Public Service||Scott Tyler||Fire Science, Law Enforcement|
|Service Industry||Erin Sulbaran||Advanced Esthetics, Barbering, Cosmetology, Facials, Nails, Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship|
|State College of Florida||Daisy Vulovich||All Technical and Adult Education Programs|
|Technology||Tom Athens||Computer Systems and Information Technology, Digital Design, Digital Video Technology, Network Support Services, Web Development|
|Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing, Automotive Service Technology, Marine Service Technology|
MTC’s Board of Governors
Our Board of Governors guides the vision, strategic direction, and overall goals and outcomes of Manatee Technical College. Authorized by the School Board of Manatee County, the MTC Board of Governors advises and makes recommendations to the School Board on matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Manatee Technical College.
Martha Meyers, Business & Industry Service Specialist, Manatee Technical College
Brion Sunseri, Chair
Dr. Richard Conard, Chair Emeritus
Dr. Valerie Viands, Director, Manatee Technical College
Board of Governors Calendar
Meetings for the 2019-2020 School Year
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5 pm, prior to Advisory Committee Dinner
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4 pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5 pm, prior to Advisory Committee Dinner – Cancelled
Board of Governors Agendas
Agenda, January 23, 2020
Agenda March 15 2019
Agenda January 31 2019
Agenda October 15 2018
Agenda August 23 2018
Agenda April 5, 2018
Agenda January 25 2018
Agenda October 13 2017
Agenda, August 24, 2017
Agenda, March 6, 2017
Agenda, January 26, 2017
Agenda, October 14, 2016
Agenda, August 25, 2016
Agenda, April 7, 2016
Agenda, January 28, 2016
Agenda, October 22, 2015
Agenda, August 27, 2015
Agenda, May 28, 2015
Board of Governors Meeting Minutes
Minutes, January 23, 2020
Minutes March 15 2019
Minutes January 31 2019
Minutes October 15 2018
Minutes August 23 2018
Minutes April 5 2018
Minutes January 25 2018
Minutes, October 13, 2017
Minutes, August 24, 2017
Minutes, March 6, 2017
Minutes, January 26, 2017
Minutes, October 14, 2016
Minutes, April 7, 2016
Minutes, January 28, 2016
Minutes, October 22, 2015
Minutes, August 27, 2015
Minutes, May 28, 2015
For earlier agendas and minutes, contact Lisa King – 941.751.7900 x 1003, email