William D. Law, Jr., became St. Petersburg College’s sixth president on June 7, 2010. Prior to this, he served as a community college president for over 20 years.
Law brought to the college his experience and expertise in working with the Florida legislature. Early in his career, he served as staff director of the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education and worked for the Florida Board of Regents.
Law earned a BA in English from LeMoyne College and an MA and PhD in design and management of postsecondary education from Florida State University.
In his several presidential positions, Law has become well known as an advocate of economic and workforce development, student success and community outreach. He currently serves on the boards of the Center for Community College Student Success; the Educational Testing Service's National Community College Advisory Council; CareerSource Pinellas; Pinellas County Economic Development; the Florida Chamber Foundation; the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce; and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.