Dr. Brenda Pinkney named Director of Diversity and Inclusion

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020) Dr. Brenda Pinkney has been named director of diversity and inclusion, a newly created position at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), that reflects the college’s long-term commitment to an inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff members. Dr. Pinkney, who has a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University and who has served as an academic adviser and diversity representative with the College, will create a comprehensive strategic vision and effort to address a diversity and inclusion strategy and program plan.

“I am encouraged by the vision of Dr. Probstfeld and SCF’s administration to move SCF in a direction that not only talks about but also walks in diversity and inclusion by embedding both into the college’s policies and practices,” commented Dr. Pinkney. “As Director of Diversity and Inclusion, I will serve a deliberate role as a champion for a diverse and inclusive institution, as I believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect.”

SCF is committed to expanding opportunities to underrepresented populations in its community. Initiatives including the SCF Collegiate School, Bridge to Baccalaureate Program, College Reach-Out Program (CROP), Summer Bridge Programs, Expanding Our Boundaries Task Force, Career Employee Promotion Process and the SCF Leadership Academy are ongoing initiatives aimed at inclusion, diversity and impact through community engagement.

“It is my vision that SCF will become the employer of choice in our region and increase our outreach to underrepresented populations in our community,” said SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld. “The Director of Diversity and Inclusion puts an umbrella over SCF’s efforts to foster an environment that is welcoming to all students and employees.”

For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Pinkney at or by calling 941-752-5309.

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   Dr. Brenda Pinkney, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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