Sarah Pappas-portrait_4x5Sarah H. Pappas, EdD
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees


“I am pleased to serve on the Plymouth Harbor Board because it is the premier CCRC in the Sarasota area and I respect its “non-profit” status. The Board has a practice of having three residents serve, and since my husband George and I hope to live there in the future, I think that practice is very wise and results in transparency and a quality institution.”


Dr. Sarah H. Pappas is President of the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and past president of Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida). She received her Master’s degree in social science education from University of South Florida and a Doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Her career has spanned 40 years in higher education at three community colleges and UCF. Married to artist George Pappas, they have two children and two grandchildren. Dr. Pappas is active in the community and has a long record of service in leadership capacities including, but not limited to Community Alliance of Sarasota; Sarasota and Manatee EDCs; Board of Directors for Greater Sarasota and Manatee County Chambers of Commerce; Florida Women’s Alliance; Chair, United Way Board of Directors, Manatee Co.; President, Florida Community College Activities Association. She has also been the recipient of many awards and honors within the communities she has served.