Dr. Angela Long is a nationally recognized speaker, researcher and author. She formerly served under the Chancellor of the Florida College System as the Director of Learning, Innovation and Success within the Division of Florida Colleges, as well as served as the Deputy Director of the Florida Student Success Center for a brief period. Her primary role as Director was to develop strategy alignment and coherence; map and align institutional, state, and national student success initiatives relevant to the state and its colleges; assist in elevating evidence-based best practices; convening institutions; and, identifying leading indicators associated with institutional innovation. She is co-editor of the "Innovative Ideas for Community Colleges" national book series, published through Stylus Publishing and helped oversee the publishing process for the recently released "Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation (2019)," edited by Dr. Rebecca Corbin and Dr. Ron Thomas. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Long published a groundbreaking book entitled, "Overcoming Educational Racism in the Community College", involving higher education’s top researchers, practitioners, and community college leaders to address the educational disparities that exist among students of color. Angela is the author of the Six Factors theory for increasing nontraditional student retention and speaks nationally on this topic. She has participated in three White House summit meetings on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and has shared her findings nationally. Dr. Long holds a Doctorate of Education degree in community college leadership from Oregon State University.
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Community College Leadership, Oregon State University
Master of Arts, School Counseling and Consultation, Northwest Christian University
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Northwest Christian University