Advisory Board Bio – John Gyllin

John Gyllin

Dr. John Gyllin

Vice President of Resource and Economic Development, Seminole State College and Executive Director, Foundation for Seminole State College

Dr. John Gyllin, an administrator with over 25 years of experience in higher education, is the vice president of resource and economic development, and executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State College.


Gyllin, who previously served in similar capacities in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, has been back in his home state of Florida working for the past 12 years with the Foundation for Seminole State, a non-profit corporation that oversees the development and stewardship of external resources on behalf of the College.


Gyllin holds a bachelor's degree in management and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he played football and was heavily involved in student life. He also has a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


Gyllin is active in the Community as a graduate of both Leadership Orlando and Leadership Seminole, as well as Leadership Florida.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Mary, serves on the board of Leadership Seminole and Florida Citrus Sports, is involved as a former trustee and commissioner with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), as well as the Association of Fundraising professionals (AFP).  His goal is to connect people with their passion and to identify and secure support for worthy causes.