FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) has announced the appointment of Alessandro “Alex” Anzalone as Campus President for the IRSC Chastain Campus in Stuart. Anzalone succeeds Elizabeth “Beth” Gaskin, who became the IRSC Vice President for Student Success in late February.
“IRSC Campus Presidents serve as frontline ambassadors to the local communities we serve,” states Dr. Timothy Moore, IRSC President. “I am pleased to welcome Alex to the College’s team of experienced, innovative leaders as Chastain Campus President.”
Dr. Alessandro Anzalone comes to IRSC from Hillsborough Community College (HCC), where he has served as the Dean of Associate in Science Programs at the Brandon Campus since 2016. He additionally served as Interim Campus President from 2019 to 2021. Prior, Anzalone was Program Chair and an Instructor of Engineering Technology from 2009 to 2015. His higher-education teaching and leadership experience includes positions with Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan.
Anzalone also brings private sector and entrepreneurial experience to IRSC. He served as Vice President and founding Co-partner of Florida Contract Growers Incorporated — a successful small wholesale producer of plants, herbs, and flowers. Anzalone earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, Tampa; his Master of Science Degree from New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, New York; and his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica, Venezuela.
Indian River State College in Martin County
IRSC delivers high-quality educational offerings to Martin County communities through its full-service Chastain Campus, the Indiantown Education Center, the Clark Advanced Learning Center, and online via IRSC Global. A premier institution for higher education and a national model for innovative use of technology in education, IRSC emphasizes quality of instruction and is the most affordable college in Florida and the second-most affordable college in the country. For more information, visit www.irsc.edu.