Dr. Edwin Massey
President, Indian River State College
Dr. Ed Massey was appointed as Indian River State College’s 3rd president in 1988. He came to the college in 1973 as a biology instructor and worked his way up through several administration posts before becoming President. He earned his Ph.D. in Zoology, with an emphasis in Marine Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed post-graduate studies in Evolutionary Biochemistry at Duke University.
Dr. Massey is a fixture of leadership on the local, state, and national level. He currently serves as the Chairman of both the Florida Articulation Coordinating Council and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, in addition to being part of numerous boards and educational endeavors. He is also the Lead Primary Investigator for the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Florida.
Last year, in 2013, for his outstanding accomplishments and leadership as the President of Indian River State College, Dr. Massey was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees with the Marie Y. Martin – Chief Executive of the Year award.
In addition to helming IRSC, Dr. Massey is a devoted family man to his wife, Jo, 3 children and 6 grandchildren.