Board of Directors
Mickey G. Gauldin, P.E., Former Director of Customer Services
Mickey Gauldin, retired, worked for Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc. for almost 15 years and was most recently their Director of Customer Services. Prior to Sumter Electric, he worked for Florida Power Corporation. He holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Judith L. Beda, Assistant Compliance Officer, Central Florida Health (CFH)
Mrs. Beda has served in the healthcare field for over 30 years; 25 years at Central Florida Health (CFH); most recently as the Compliance Officer. The majority of her career has been in Clinical Information Technology and Telecommunications. She has State of Florida Registered Professional Nurse Licensure, a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and also Healthcare Compliance Certification and Healthcare Privacy Compliance certifications. She is a Member of the Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association (FHCCA) and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). She has been a resident of Florida since 1984 and is a current resident of Tavares.
Rev. Isaac B. Deas, II, Ed.D. – Consultant
Rev. Dr. Isaac Deas, LMHC, is the Senior Pastor of New Bethel Community Church in Summerfield, retired Inter-Faith Chaplain at Cornerstone Hospice, and is the CEO/President of Deas Consulting. He is also President of Advocating 4 Kids, a not-for-profit agency which raises funds for homeless youth in Lake County. In addition, he serves on the Lake Sumter Community College Foundation Board, as well as, several additional boards in the area.
Fred A. M. Cobb, Retired Law Enforcement Executive
Mr. Cobb is a retired Senior Law Enforcement Executive with over 45 years of diverse local, state, federal, and international criminal justice and law enforcement experience. He began his law enforcement career in 1968, during his last year in the U.S. Marine Corps, after serving a combat tour in Vietnam as an Aviation Ordinance Specialist. In 1971, Mr. Cobb returned to active duty in the United States Air Forces, where he served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), retiring in 1988. Mr. Cobb is a retired AFOSI Special Agent-In-Charge, a retired Florida Chief of Police and Sheriff. During his criminal justice career, Mr. Cobb also worked as a Juvenile Justice Intake Counselor for the State of Florida and as a Pretrial Services Coordinator in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.
He holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and an Associate Degree in Police Science. In addition to his formal education, Mr. Cobb has completed over 1500 hours of specialized criminal justice and law enforcement training. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Chief Executive Seminar. Prior to his retirement in July 2015, he served as a member the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s Board of Directors and was a member of the Association’s Profession Standards Committee. He also served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the West Central Florida Police Chiefs Association. He is currently a member of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Chiefs of Police Association, and the Florida Sheriffs Association. Mr. Cobb has been a member of the Lake Technical College’s Board of Directors since January 2010.
Richard D. Keith, Fire Chief – Tavares
Chief Richard Keith has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Tavares since 2006. His prior service has included the Reedy Creek Improvement District, City of Leesburg, City of Minneola, South Lake Ambulance Service and Florida Regional EMS, the United States Air Force, and the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy – Executive Fire Officer Program and the State of Florida Certified Public Manager Program. He has an A.S. Degree in Fire Science from Valencia Community College and a B.S. Degree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University. Chief Keith graduated in 1983 from the Paramedic Program at Lake-Sumter Vocational-Technical Center (the old name for Lake Technical College), and continues to use his Paramedic license today. Chief Keith also serves at Lake Technical College as a member of our school’s Advisory Committee on Fire Training.
Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, President of Electron Machine Corp.
Mr. Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, is President of Electron Machine Corporation, a family-owned business. He has served in the capacity of Electrician, Project Engineer, and in 2005, was named Vice-President/General Manager. Mr. Vossberg is also managing partner of a wholesale tree nursery business and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Lake County. Mr. Vossberg has served as officer and member of many local community Boards and Committees, including President, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Member, Lake County Chamber Alliance. He holds an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He has been awarded the 2013 Governor’s Innovators in Business Award: Export Excellence in a Major Market and the FLATE 2018 Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award.
Gerald Cobb, Owner of Cobb’s Triangle Tractor
Jerry Cobb is the owner of Cobb’s Triangle Tractor in Eustis, Florida. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jerry moved to Florida in 1962, and has been a resident of Lake County for the past 57 years.
After having served in the Marine Corps from 1968 – 1972, Jerry began his career after completing the Diesel Agri Mechanic at Lake County Vo-Tech (now Lake Technical College). He was hired as an instructor in 1975 teaching the same program he had completed.
In 1983, Jerry opened Cobb’s Triangle Tractor providing farm equipment and services to local clients, and has been an integral part of the farming community for over 35 years. In 2018, Jerry developed a new industrial park on 30 acres next to the dealership.
Jerry has served on numerous boards in Lake County including The Lake County Fair Board, Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce, East Lake Chamber of Commerce, FFA, and now the Lake Technical College Board of Directors.
Jerry has been married to his wife and partner, Nan Cobb for 25 years.
David Steele, Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Central Florida Health
Mr. David Steele is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Central Florida Health (CFH). David has 30 years of health care experience, with the majority in the areas of Information Technology, Financial Decision Support, and Strategic Planning. He has been with CFH since July 2012.
David has a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Walden University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Salvation Army of Lake and Sumter Counties.
David was raised in Plantation, Florida and he and his family currently reside in Eustis.
Timothy Morris, Vice President of Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc.
Tim Morris is Vice President of Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc.; a family owned business commercial office products and furniture dealership established in 1968.
Mr. Morris is also managing partner in TNT Installation and T&R Holdings and a graduate of Leadership Lake Class of 1999. He is a graduate of Lake- Sumter Community College (currently Lake-Sumter State College) with an AA in Business Management and is an honorary member of Sigma Beta Delta Society in Business Management and Administration.
His present community board service includes Trustee of Lake-Sumter State College, Chairman of Lifestream Behavioral Center, Vice Chairman of Progress Health, Lake 100 and Vice Chairman Lake County Planning and Zoning.
Mr. Morris is an advocate for improving the quality of life in Lake and Sumter Counties.
Diane W. Culpepper, Executive Director Lake Technical College
Diane Culpepper has been the Executive Director of Lake Technical College since 2010. Prior to coming to Lake County, she served for 23 years in the Career and Technical Education Department for Orange County Schools at both the school and district levels.
Diane earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Central Florida, her Master’s Degree in Vocation Administration from UCF, and her PhD in Workforce Education from the University of South Florida. She loves the educational profession and has taught at all levels from elementary, middle, high school technical college, and university.
Diane serves as an ex officio committee member for the Manufacturing Association of Central Florida (MACF), a Commissioner on the Council on Occupational Education, serves on a variety of state and national CTE committees, and is Vice-Chairperson of Church Council at Holy Cross church in Lake Mary, Florida.
Diane has a son who is an attorney in Annapolis, MD and a daughter who is following in Mom’s footsteps and works at a technical college in Asheville, NC! She also has two grandkids who are 12 and 10 and are THE BEST!!
Prior to working in the education field, Diane and her husband owned and operated a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership in Altamonte Springs, Florida!
Meeting Dates and Minutes
The following schedule of meetings for the 2020-2021 school year has been set for the Lake Technical College Charter Board of Directors. All public meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Lake Tech Dining Room.
2020-2021 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 27, 2020 – July 27, 2020, meeting minutes
- Monday, September 14, 2020 – September 14, 2020, meeting minutes
- Monday, November 2, 2020, Special Meeting – November 2, 2020, special meeting minutes
- Monday, December 14, 2020 – December 14, 2020, meeting minutes
- Monday, March 8, 2021 – Agenda (minutes to be approved at next meeting)
- Monday, May 17, 2021 –
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2019-2020 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 22, 2019 – July 22, 2019, meeting minutes
- Monday, September 16, 2019 – September 16, 2019, meeting minutes
- Monday, December 16, 2019 – December 16, 2019, meeting minutes
- Monday, March 9, 2020 – March 9, 2020, meeting minutes
- Monday, May 18, 2020 – May 18, 2020, meeting minutes
- Thursday, June 18, 2020 Special Meeting – June 18, 2020, meeting minutes
2018-2019 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 23, 2018 – July 23, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, September 17, 2018 – September 17, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, December 17, 2018 – December 17, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, March 4, 2019 – March 4, 2019, meeting minutes
- Monday, May, 13, 2019 – May 13, 2019, meeting minutes
2017-2018 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 31, 2017 – July 31, 2017, meeting minutes
- Monday, September 18, 2017, Meeting rescheduled to Tuesday, September 26, 2017@ 2:30p due to Hurricane Irma – September 27, 2017, meeting minutes
- Monday, December 11, 2017 – December 11, 2017, meeting minutes
- Monday, January 29, 2018 – January 29, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, March 5, 2018 – March 5, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, May 14, 2018 – May 14, 2018, meeting minutes
- Monday, June 18, 2018 – June 18, 2018, meeting minutes
2016-2017 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 18, 2016 – July 18, 2016, meeting minutes
- Monday, August 22, 2016 – August 22, 2016, meeting minutes
- Monday, September 19, 2016 – September 19, 2016 meeting minutes
- October 11, 2016 Special Meeting – October 11, 2016 special meeting minutes
- Monday, December 5, 2016 – December 5, 2016 meeting minutes
- Monday, March 6, 2017 – March 6, 2017, meeting minutes
- Monday, May 15, 2017 – May 15, 2017, meeting minutes
2015-2016 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, August 3, 2015 – Minutes of the August 3, 2015, meeting
- Monday, September 21, 2015 – Minutes of the September 21, 2015, meeting
- Monday, December 7, 2015 – Minutes of the December 7, 2015, meeting
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Special Board of Directors 2/17/16 meeting minutes
- Monday, March 14, 2016 – Minutes of the March 14, 2016, meeting
- Monday, May 16, 2016 – Minutes of the May 16, 2016, meeting
2014-2015 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 14, 2014 – Minutes of the July, 14, 2014, meeting
- Monday, September 22, 2014 – Minutes of the September 22, 2014, meeting
- Monday, December 8, 2014 – Minutes of the December 8, 2014, meeting
- Monday, March 16, 2015 – Minutes of the March 16, 2015, meeting
- Monday, May 18, 2015 – Minutes of the May 18, 2015, meeting
2013-2014 meeting dates & minutes:
- Monday, July 15, 2013 – Minutes of the July, 15, 2013, meeting
- Monday, September 16, 2013 – Minutes of the September 15, 2013, meeting
- Monday, December 9, 2013 – Minutes of the December 9, 2013, meeting
- Monday, March 17, 2014 – Minutes of the March 17, 2014, meeting
- Monday, May 12, 2014 – Minutes of the May 12, 2014, meeting
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