Dr. Deborah Douma

Deborah Douma
Dean of Grants and Federal Programs
Pensacola State College

Dr. Deborah Douma, Dean of Grants and Federal Programs at Pensacola State College in Florida, has an Associate of Arts from Irvine Valley College in California, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Master of Science in Administration from the University of West Florida, and earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida researching factors leading to engagement of community college faculty in grant writing activities.

Since 2003, she has secured over $50 million in grant funding to support college initiatives from an array of local, state, and federal agencies and private foundations. In 2014, Deborah was named the National Grant Professional of the Year by the Council for Resource Development in Washington. She has served on the national Council for Resource Development board, and is a past president of the Florida Council for Resource Development.

She currently serves on the Florida College System Foundation board, and locally on the boards of Opening Doors (homeless coalition), First City Art Alliance, and the Escambia 4-H Foundation.