J. David Armstrong, Jr. is president emeritus of Broward College, one of the largest and most diverse institutions in America, serving 63,000 students across 11 campuses and centers in South Florida. Prior to assuming this role, President Emeritus Armstrong served as the sixth president of Broward College from June 2007 to June 2018 and has been recognized for his visionary and innovative approach to college education.
Under his leadership, Broward College was consistently ranked among the top community colleges in the country. In 2017 the College was named a Finalist with Distinction by the Washington D.C. based Aspen Institute, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The College was also selected as a Top Ten Finalist for the for the prize three times in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
Prior to his work with Broward College, J. David Armstrong, Jr. was the Chancellor of the Florida Community College System where he provided leadership for the 28 member institution and the State Board of Community Colleges. He is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, received his master’s degree from Troy State University in Management and his bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Montevallo in his home state of Alabama. In his spare time, he enjoys reading broadly, traveling, visiting museums, attending concerts, plays, opera and dance performances, watching his son play soccer, spending time on his tractor and boat on his family farm and river house near Birmingham, Alabama and investing and helping entrepreneurs grow businesses and jobs.