Dr. Castell Bryant
Dr. Castell Bryant is no stranger to the South Florida community or to the leadership role for a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). In South Florida, she has served as the Campus President at Miami-Dade College’s North and Medical Campuses; and was FMU’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. She has also served as Interim President at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU); and as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethune Cookman University.
Bryant is an academic leader who embraces a philosophy in her own words to “keep students at the center of the decision-making process.” She has devoted her life to education, and has served in that capacity in the state of Florida for more than 30 years. She began her educational journey at FAMU where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was awarded the Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. She also attended the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Her extensive professional organizations include her role as a Member of the Florida Board of Governors for the State’s University System; Vice President of the National Council of Black American Affairs; Chair of the Governor’s Taskforce-Equity in Educational Opportunity (K-12); and the Florida Council for Assessment College-level Test (ACT), to name a few. She is a champion for the students and is recognized for this effort nationwide.