|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 21 district
November 5, 1958 |
Joe Hill Pickens (born November 5, 1958) is an American politician, educator, and college administrator who currently serves as President of St. Johns River State College. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000–2008, representing District 21.
Pickens was born in DeLand, Florida. He received his Bachelors degree from Wofford College, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He has a wife, Linda, and three children. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During his tenure he served as Chairman of the Schools and Learning Council and Education Appropriations Committee, among others. He was appointed by Governor Crist to represent Florida on the Southern Regional Education Board. After leaving office he was named President of St. Johns River Community College, now St. Johns River State College, on November 1, 2008, taking over for Robert L. McLendon, Jr.
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