Our Management Team


Dr. Gloria Pickar
Group President and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Gloria Pickar is Group President and Chief Academic Officer, has served on the leadership team since 1999 and as President since 2004. In addition to her tenure here, she has over 25 years of higher education leadership and faculty experience with 11 years as an academic dean.

Dr. Pickar has broad higher education experience in healthcare, education, and business. She directed nursing and other health programs from start-up through accreditation. She has served on the faculties of both community colleges and universities, including Seminole State College of Florida, Valencia College, University of Florida, and Florida Southern College.

Dr. Pickar earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Master’s degree in Nursing Education, and Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida. Her nursing and higher education career includes two years in private practice as a corporate and personal wellness counselor and consultant. Dr. Pickar authored two nursing textbooks published by Cengage Learning; the first textbook, Dosage Calculations, is a bestseller currently in its 9th edition and the second text is in its 3rd edition.