A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources
You might know Carla McKnight as the first coordinator of student conduct and academic success on the West Campus. Or you might know her as a full-time New Student Experience faculty member. Perhaps you know Carla as the director of the organizational development and human resources office in the West region. You may not know, however, that Carla was recently promoted to assistant vice president of Organizational Development, after the transition of Ryan Kane to the role of assistant vice president of equity and access.
Carla’s deep history in both the academic and student experiences of our faculty, staff and students, combined with her education, keen intellect and strong character, make her exceptionally well suited for this new role. In her portfolio of work, she is responsible for employee development (led by Deanne Abrams), organizational design and development (led by Katie Tagye), conferencing and college events (led by Shauna Anstey), organizational communication (led by Chara Young), the regional solution centers (led by Liz Suarez), and most recently, talent acquisition (led by Val San Marco). In each of these areas, Carla leads a group of high-performing and talented colleagues, and her work is to integrate their efforts to align with the College’s strategy and direction.
Carla holds an Associate in Arts from Santa Fe College and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Arts in educational leadership, specializing in higher education and policy studies, both from the University of Central Florida. In addition to her formal academic preparation, Carla has achieved the Society for Human Resource Management certified professional designation and continues to invest in her personal and professional development as an organizational development practitioner. Carla is also a magnetic and powerful motivational speaker.
Many of us have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Carla in one of the capacities in which she has served, and I know this new position will be no exception. Carla provides solid leadership, focus on culture and impact, and the ability to move work through execution to completion. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Carla to this new role.