SPJC FoundedSt. Petersburg Junior College (SPJC) founded as Florida’s first two-year college with an enrollment
of 87 students and a faculty of 14. Captain George M. Lynch, founder, was named as the school’s first
SPJC's Second President NamedRobert B. Reed named president.
First Permanent BuildingClasses are held in SPJC’s first permanent building at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and 66th
Street in St. Petersburg. This original building is still in use today and is known as the James E. Hendry
SPJC Becomes PublicSPJC becomes public - the second junior college in the state to make the change.
Board of TrusteesBoard of Trustees created.
SPJC Drops the "J"St. Petersburg College becomes Florida’s first community college to offer four-year degrees.
“Junior” is dropped from the school’s name, but not its commitment to its two-year mission, which
remains as strong as ever.
President Kuttler retiresPresident Carl M. Kuttler, Jr. retires after serving the college for 31 years.
Record incrases in student enrollmentSPC has never served more students than it is currently. Enrollment for the Fall 2010 term
increased to more than 32,000 credit-seeking students, an 11.2% increase over the same period
last fall. The increase in enrollment marks the second year in a row that SPC has recorded
enrollment increases of more than 10 percent. Last year’s fall enrollment was 13.1% higher
than in 2008.