Administration

MCC Announces New Facilities Director

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 17, 2006) - David S. Wildes, 53, has been named director of facilities planning and maintenance at Manatee Community College (MCC). He has served as contracts project architect for MCC since 2001.

"We're delighted that an internal candidate emerged as the best choice for this key position. David's broad experience, technical and administrative expertise and his proven ability on major MCC projects made him stand out among the many candidates who stepped forward during a nationwide search," said MCC President Dr. Sarah Pappas.

A registered Florida architect and Bradenton resident, Wildes has 29 years' experience. He established goals and criteria, supervised contracted architects and construction managers, and oversaw project closeouts for two new buildings at MCC Bradenton, major remodeling of another building at MCC Venice, and construction of the three-year-old Center for Innovation and Technology at Lakewood Ranch. The $3.5 million Professional Development Center at MCC Bradenton was named an Outstanding Building by American School & University magazine.

Prior experience includes being a project architect for Fawley Bryant Architects Inc., where he was responsible for design and construction of School Board of Manatee County projects that included Lee Middle School, winner of a State "SmartSchool" award worth more than $1 million. Wildes has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a master's degree from the University of Florida.

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