Carla McKnight Assumes the Role of Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development

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.


  • Marie Vasquez-Brooks said:

    THANK YOU for all you do to make our institution, and each of us, exceptional with your ideas, energy, and talents!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 16:55:56 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:55:56 +0000pm20,4:55 pm

  • Hans Liburd said:

    BIG UPS, Carla! OD will continue to be in great hands. Congrats!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:19:21 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:19:21 +0000pm20,6:19 pm

  • Joe Richardson said:

    Congratulations Carla! I'm thankful you're on our team. It is a pleasure working with you!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:23:25 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:23:25 +0000pm20,6:23 pm

  • Phyllis McCray said:

    Awesome!! Congratulations, Carla!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:25:05 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:25:05 +0000pm20,6:25 pm

  • Lauren Z said:

    Congrats, Carla!!!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:28:22 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:28:22 +0000pm20,6:28 pm

  • jvvrhovacjvrhovac said:

    Yes! Carla is fantastic!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:28:44 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:28:44 +0000pm20,6:28 pm

  • Joy said:

    Congrats Carla! Well deserved

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:32:35 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:32:35 +0000pm20,6:32 pm

  • Kim Foster said:

    Congratulations, Carla! Super proud of you.

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:38:27 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:38:27 +0000pm20,6:38 pm

  • Jonathan Hernandez said:

    Congratulations Carla! I know you will do great things in this role =)

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 18:43:07 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:43:07 +0000pm20,6:43 pm

  • Mike Bosley said:

    So proud! You are going to rock this new role!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 19:21:59 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:21:59 +0000pm20,7:21 pm

  • Mandy Mahaffey said:

    So happy to hear about your promotion, Carla! You’ll be amazing in this role! Congratulations!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 19:26:16 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:26:16 +0000pm20,7:26 pm

  • Evelyn Lira-Santos said:

    Congratulations Carla! You are an exemplary leader and I know that you will make a significant impact in this role.

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 20:17:15 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:17:15 +0000pm20,8:17 pm

  • Isis Artze-Vega said:

    Carla, you are truly remarkable! You enrich our workplace and inspire us— colleagues and students alike! Heartfelt congratulations!!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 21:41:38 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:41:38 +0000pm20,9:41 pm

  • Karen Cowden said:

    Congratulations, Carla. It has been a pleasure to work with you and this new role seems like a perfect fit.

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 22:06:41 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:06:41 +0000pm20,10:06 pm

  • Kourtney Baldwin said:

    Well deserved and congratulations Carla!

    PMTue, 25 Feb 2020 22:17:21 +0000Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:17:21 +0000pm20,10:17 pm

  • Patti Smith said:

    Congratulations Carla!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 06:07:02 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:07:02 +0000am20,6:07 am

  • Deanne Abrams said:

    Excited to work with you in this capacity!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 07:16:50 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 07:16:50 +0000am20,7:16 am

  • Nichole Segarra said:

    You are amazing 🙂

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 08:26:48 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:26:48 +0000am20,8:26 am

  • Camille Hernandez said:

    Congrats Carla! Always such a pleasure to work with you and excited to work with you in this capacity!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 08:48:00 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:48:00 +0000am20,8:48 am

  • Heather Muprhy said:

    Congratulations!! Well deserved 🙂

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 09:50:27 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:50:27 +0000am20,9:50 am

  • Nicholle Trapp said:

    Congratulations Carla!!!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 09:54:51 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:54:51 +0000am20,9:54 am

  • April M. said:

    I am excited and happy for this well-deserved promotion! Thank you Carla for your bright energy, passion for education, and your hard work!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 09:55:33 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:55:33 +0000am20,9:55 am

  • Carla M. said:

    Thank you all for your well wishes and support. I look forward to partnering with you to support our students in the years to come!


    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 10:15:05 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:15:05 +0000am20,10:15 am

  • Marsha C. said:

    Congrats Carla! I am truly happy for you!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 10:59:18 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:59:18 +0000am20,10:59 am

  • Sunni Prevatt said:

    Congratulations Carla!

    AMWed, 26 Feb 2020 11:26:04 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:26:04 +0000am20,11:26 am

  • Bob gessner said:

    Go, Carla, Go! We are happy to work with you in any capacity. I appreciate all the help you have given us in your previous roles on West Campus and know you will do a great job in your new role. All the best!

    PMWed, 26 Feb 2020 14:09:10 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:09:10 +0000pm20,2:09 pm

  • Kamla Charles said:

    Congratulations Carla! I look forward to your continued impact on the College in this new role. Well deserved!

    PMWed, 26 Feb 2020 16:33:01 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:33:01 +0000pm20,4:33 pm

  • Melissa Pedone said:

    Congratulations Carla!!

    PMWed, 26 Feb 2020 17:39:11 +0000Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:39:11 +0000pm20,5:39 pm

  • Michele Infante said:

    Congratulations Carla!!

    AMThu, 27 Feb 2020 08:01:24 +0000Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:01:24 +0000am20,8:01 am

  • Courtney M said:

    Awesome news! Congratulations.

    AMThu, 27 Feb 2020 08:47:00 +0000Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:47:00 +0000am20,8:47 am

  • Laura Sessions said:

    Congrats, Carla! So glad to get to work with you!

    PMThu, 27 Feb 2020 20:44:12 +0000Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:44:12 +0000pm20,8:44 pm

  • Laurie said:

    Congrats’re the bomb!! You are awesome for this role and I’m so proud of you!!

    AMFri, 28 Feb 2020 09:12:48 +0000Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:12:48 +0000am20,9:12 am

  • Solange said:

    Congratulations, Carla :o)

    AMFri, 28 Feb 2020 10:21:41 +0000Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:21:41 +0000am20,10:21 am

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