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Dr. Heather Bigard

Dr. Heather Bigard is Lake-Sumter State College’s 7th President and the College’s first female leader. Bigard brings over 25 years of experience from a wide portfolio of higher education leadership to her role. As a first-generation college student who worked on campus to help fund her undergraduate education, Bigard understands first-hand the realities that students face when enrolling in college.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to have a greater impact on the success of our students and become further engaged in the community,” says Dr. Bigard. “This College has a rich history and connection with the local community. I will build on our past successes and work to create a shared vision for the future of higher education locally.”

Dr. Bigard resides in the Clermont area with her husband and has two children.


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Physical Location
Student Services Building, Suite 211
Leesburg Campus

Mailing Address
Lake-Sumter State College
Attn: Office of the President
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788

Office of the President Staff

Kelly McLean
Executive Assistant to the President
(352) 365-3596
mcleank@lssc.edu

Kailyn Wurm
Assistant to the President
(352) 365-3523
wurmk@lssc.edu