The Story Of Flagler College’s First 50 Years Told Through The People, Places And Things That Shaped It

Each of the 50 people, places and things that we selected represent a major milestone in the development of Flagler College. Our selections include the expected and the unexpected, ordinary, everyday objects and the extraordinary people that helped us turn nouns into verbs and change lives. Together, they tell our story. But it is not the complete story. Like all milestones, they indicate how far we have come. They do not measure the thousands of stepping stones, those everyday moments, the hard work and dedication, that got us to those key celebrated moments in our rich history.

Milestone Maker III

Dr. Joseph G. Joyner became Flagler College’s fourth president in July 2017 and was inaugurated in February 2018. An inauguration is the College’s formal ceremony that both installs and celebrates a new president. The event was attended by presidents from some of the state’s largest universities and other dignitaries. The inauguration of Dr. Joyner capped a week of events that focused on the College’s core values of civility, integrity, collegiality, stewardship, and community which included a naturalization ceremony for 31 men and women from 21 different countries who all received their U.S. citizenship. Dr. Joyner, who retired as the superintendent of the top school district in the state of Florida, has the experience, dedication and vision to advance the college’s pursuit of excellence.