Senior Chancellor, Florida Department of Education

Henry Mack currently serves as the Senior Chancellor at the Florida Department of Education. He oversees the Divisions of Florida Colleges, Career and Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind Services, and the Commission for Independent Education. A passionate advocate of higher education, Mack is well known for his efforts around the alignment of public education to meet industry demand. He is also committed to the cause of education for democratic citizenship and the value of liberal arts learning.

Prior to serving as Senior Chancellor, he led the Division of Career and Adult Education, leading on all workforce education and economic development initiatives for the Department. The Division of Career and Adult Education is itself responsible for all career and technical education programs across a system of 48 technical centers and colleges, 28 state community colleges, and K-12 public schools, with a combined enrollment of over 1 million students, annually. As Chancellor, he is also responsible for the state offices of apprenticeship, adult education, and articulation and career education policy. Prior to serving as Chancellor, he was the Associate Vice President for Workforce Education at Broward College—overseeing a variety of workforce education initiatives, including the college’s career and technical education programs, the development of new baccalaureate degrees, and the college’s business incubator and accelerator. He also served as an associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College, and held various positions at Florida International University and the University of Miami as a visiting professor of philosophy.

Mack frequently lectures on the future of the workforce, entrepreneurship, and the value of a higher education. He currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Ashley, and his two young children Hadley and Holden.