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Dr. Robert Chunn | Campus President

Dr. Robert Chunn has served as the Dale Mabry Campus president since January of 1999. With over 35 years of higher education experience, his tenure with Hillsborough Community College began in 1987. His higher education career began in Radiologic Technology, later becoming an associate professor, department chair and Director of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Radiation Sciences of the College of Allied Health Sciences at Medical University of South Carolina and Trident Technical College.

He began at HCC as Dean of Health Sciences at the Dale Mabry Campus, and then served as the Brandon Campus Vice President in 1997. Dr. Chunn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Medical College of Georgia, a Master of Education Degree from the University of Houston/Baylor College of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri. His vast experience in the Health Sciences has allowed him to lead in a campus known as the hub for Health Sciences in the HCC community.

Dr. Chunn is the proud father of two sons, both attended HCC. He is passionate about the impact that teaching in a small setting at the community college makes an impact on students and prepares them for the university.

rchunn@hccfl.edu   |   (813) 253-7260  |  Office: Social Science Building Room 130

Exec. Staff Assistant: Cathy Bilka 253-7208   |   Sr. Staff Assistant: Nadia Murchison 253-7206


Joe Bentrovato  |  Dean of Student Services

Mr. Joe Bentrovato serves as the Dean of Student Services for the Dale Mabry Campus. He is responsible for all student services functions, to include enrollment services, counseling, advising, career resource center, disability services, test center, admissions & records and student life.  He has been employed with Hillsborough Community College since 1997 and is an HCC graduate. Prior to being appointed dean, he worked in advising, disability services and admissions & records. 

Mr. Bentrovato completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. He is a graduate of Leadership Brandon and the Chancellor's Leadership Seminar.  In addition, he is a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges evaluator.    

jbentrovato@hccfl.edu   |  (813) 253-7275  |   Office: Student Services Building Room 246

Sr. Staff Assistant: Millie Flores 253-7311        


Dr. Mary Bendickson  |  Dean of Associate in Arts (Humanities)

Dr. Mary Bendickson has served as the Dean of Associate of Arts (Communications, Social and Behavioral Sciences) for the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College since August 2007. Her career in higher education began with her service as Mathematics Faculty in the College Preparatory Department at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. 

Additionally, she taught high school mathematics in several states and served as Guidance Counselor for two military bases in their Off-Duty Education Offices. Her tenure with HCC began in 1999 at HCC’s off-campus site on MacDill AFB. Following that assignment, she served as the Dean of Academic Affairs for HCC’s Plant City Campus before assuming her present position at the Dale Mabry Campus..

Dr. Bendickson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Tift College (GA), a Master of Education in Counselor Education from the University of Georgia, and Doctor of Education from the University of South Florida.

mbendickson@hccfl.edu   |  (813) 253-7210  |   Office: Social Science Building Room 129  

Sr. Staff Assistant: Alex Brockew 253-7375  |  Sr. Staff Assistant: Glenna Ross 253-7471


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Elizabeth Johnson  |  Dean of Associate in Science Programs

Ms. Elizabeth Johnson has served as the Dale Mabry Campus Dean of Associate in Science Degree Programs since 2003.  Having been employed with Hillsborough Community College since 1979, she has higher education experience, knowledge and training in the areas of Academic Affairs and Student Services.   

Ms. Johnson has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of South Florida and a Master’s of Science degree in Management from Florida Institute of Technology.  And, she is personally committed to ensuring that the Dale Mabry Campus Associate in Science division provides a high-quality learning environment that prepares students to meet their educational needs and goals.

bjohnson@hccfl.edu   |   (813) 253-7449   |   Office: Technology Building Room 429 

Sr. Staff Assistant: Lucy Brown 253-7479



Leif Penrose | Dean of Health Sciences 

Mr. Leif Penrose has worked as an adjunct faculty, faculty, program manager, assistant professor and assistant to the dean.  He worked for the Georgia Department of Technical & Adult Education at Georgia Northwestern Technical College for over 19 years before moving to Tampa.  His professional training is in medical imaging. He holds certifications in Radiology, Computerized Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography.

Mr. Penrose holds a Masters in Health Science with an education emphasis from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration from Ottawa University and his original radiography training was at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

Special high points of his career include serving in Rwanda as a guest of the Fulbright Scholar program teaching sonography and supporting the education of the first Rwandan Sonographer.    

lpenrose@hccfl.edu   | (813) 253-7370  |  Office: Technology Building Room 331  

Sr. Staff Assistant: Bailey Peckenpaugh  259-6305   |   Sr. Staff Assistant: Alison Davila 253-7255


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James Wysong, |  Dean of Associate in Arts (Mathematics & Sciences)

Mr. Jim Wysong has served as the Dean of Associate of Arts (Mathematics and Sciences) for the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College since August 2013. Prior to accepting this position, he was Professor of Earth Science and Program Manager of Sciences at the Brandon Campus of Hillsborough Community College.

Mr. Wysong joined the faculty of Hillsborough Community College in 1988, and has served on several of the college's major committees, including General Education (chair) and Campus and College-wide Tenure Committees (past chair of both). He is also actively involved in geographic and geological education workshops, post-secondary science curriculum reform, and science literacy initiatives. As a Course Director for the NSF Chautauqua Program, Mr. Wysong has conducted field programs in Iceland (five trips), Greenland, New Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the Florida Keys.

Mr. Wysong earned undergraduate degrees in Geology and Geography from the University of South Florida and holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography from U.S.F. as well.

jwysong@hccfl.edu   | (813) 253-7236   |   Office: Science Building Room 118 

Sr. Staff Assistant: Terri Jamison 253-7374