New College of Florida

Join Lisa for her interview with Dr. Patricia Okker, President at New College of Florida in Sarasota.

In this far-ranging interview, Lisa and Pat delve into what makes New College special and why, for many students, their approach to education is far more productive. Lisa learns how New College of Florida prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by developing each student’s unique intellectual and personal potential. With a focus on hands-on learning and not solely on credit hours and GPA, the College consistently generates graduates with highest levels of competence and a practical mastery of subjects and areas of study. All this adds up to graduates with skills that work and who are prepared for life, the workforce and are able to innovate and adapt in our world’s fast-changing landscape. New College continues to attract the best and brightest students locally and from across the nation – and for good reason. Tune in and find out why.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state’s Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in applied data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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