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New Director, Assistant Director Named for Saint Leo University’s Lake City, Trenton Locations

LAKE CITY – Christy Roebuck recently was named director for Saint Leo University’s Lake City Education Center and the Trenton Education Office. She will continue to serve as director of the Madison Education Center. Roebuck replaces Julie Turk, who retired after serving as the Lake City director since 2012.

In addition, Jessica Markham was promoted to the assistant director position for Lake City and Trenton.

Roebuck has been a Saint Leo University employee for 11 years, beginning when the Madison Education Center first started offering bachelor degrees, she said. She began her Saint Leo career as a staff assistant and was promoted over the years. She served as staff coordinator, assistant academic advisor, and assistant director and then became the director in 2013.

She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration – management from Saint Leo University and an associate degree from North Florida Community College.

Markham is “homegrown,” having been born and raised in Lake City. She graduated from Florida Gateway College with an associate of arts degree in liberal arts in Spring 2011. “I can remember driving by the Saint Leo University signs as I was a student at FGC and thinking, ‘I can’t wait to be a university student!’ ”

During that time, she was working as a preschool teacher and taught for five years. Markham decided to look for a job outside of child care and was hired as the staff assistant for the Lake City Education Center in 2013 and was promoted to assistant academic advisor in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in December 2013 from Saint Leo and started her MBA in Spring Semester 1 of 2014 and should complete it at the close of Summer Semester.

Both Roebuck and Markham are ready to help students in Lake City and Trenton. Roebuck’s goals include increasing student enrollment and graduation rates. “I feel that Saint Leo University offers a wonderful opportunity for the local citizens in area counties to obtain their education.”

The university offers convenient, affordable programs. “It is a military friendly university. Courses are offered on-ground, on evenings and weekends, or online and through distance learning,” Roebuck said. “That makes getting an education more accessible while still meeting personal obligations.”

Saint Leo University’s Lake City Education Center is located on the campus of Florida Gateway College, 149 S.E. College Place, Lake City, FL 32025. The Trenton Education Office is at 334 N.W. 11th Ave., Trenton, FL 32693. In addition, the Madison Education Center is located on the campus of North Florida Community College, 325 N.W. Turner Davis Drive. Madison, FL 32340.

“I am humble for the opportunity to be working in the Lake City, Madison, and Trenton area,” Roebuck said. “I look forward to meeting and working with the citizens of the surrounding counties.”

For more information, email christy.roebuck@saintleo.edu or jessica.markham02@saintleo.edu. Telephone numbers for the centers are: Lake City, (386) 752-6866; Trenton, (352) 463-8541; and Madison, (850) 973-3356.

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.

The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from other locations. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Throughout these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.

Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.

Jessica Markham

Christy Roebuck


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