Berry receives Distinguished College Administrator Award

Keith Berry

TAMPA, Fla. — Keith Berry, dean of academic affairs at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City Campus, has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as one of 25 college administrators to receive the Distinguished College Administrator Award. Berry will receive the honor during PTK Catalyst 2019, the society’s annual convention to be held on April 4-6 in Orlando.

Berry is the son of Sylvia and the late Arthur Berry of Albany.

The Distinguished College Administrator Awards are presented to college vice presidents, deans or directors serving at postsecondary institutions who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership and service among high-achieving students.

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Berry was born in Tallahassee, Fla., on the campus of Florida A&M University’s FAMU Hospital. He grew up in Albany, attending the city’s public schools. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1983.

Berry returned to Tallahassee and graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in history in 1987. He entered Florida State University in the fall of 1987 and received a master of arts degree in the fall of 1991 and, later, his doctorate in American History from FSU in 2005.

He is entering his 24rd year of service at HCC after spending 17 years in the classroom as a tenured professor of American History before entering the administrative ranks. Berry will be married for 24 years this coming May to his wife Sadahri. They have two sons, who are ages 17 and 14.

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