The WSRE TV Foundation was established in 1990 as a private, non-profit corporation that encourages, solicits, receives and administers gifts and bequests of property and funds in support of the activities, operations and capital needs of WSRE. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and serves as a direct support organization for WSRE/Pensacola State College under Florida statutes.
WSRE is licensed to the District Board of Trustees of Pensacola State College which meets regularly and has an open meeting policy (click here for trustees' meeting times). The station functions operationally as a department of the College. The station is an affiliated member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The current Board of Trustee members and scheduled meetings are listed below.
Board of Directors' Application
The WSRE TV Foundation nominating committee reviews applications for the board at least twice a year. If you are interested in serving on the board, please fill out the application and submit it for consideration.
2022-2023 WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Brig. Gen. John Adams, USA, Ret., Chair
Jarrod Dawson, Vice Chair Secretary
Secretary, Dr. Brent Videau
Laura Shaud, Treasurer
Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Past Chair
Interim Executive Director, Karen Pope
Capt. Sterling Gilliam, USN, Ret.
Dr. P.C. Wu
Upcoming Meetings – Legal Notice
Meetings of the WSRE-TV Foundation Board of Directors and its committees are open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted below, board meetings are held at 4:15 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month (except December and March) at the WSRE Kugelman Center for Telecommunications.
The meeting schedule posted here is subject to change. Please call (850) 484-1212 to confirm meeting dates and times or for further information.
Finance & Investment Committee meets 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., prior to each regularly scheduled board meeting, with the exception of quarterly Investment Subcommittee meetings starting at 3pm.
Board Committee Descriptions
Foundation Board of Directors
The WSRE-TV Foundation Board of Directors is a fundraising board which provides assistance to the station’s operations and capital needs. The board is comprised of up to 27 Directors who serve for a term of three (3) years each.
All meetings are in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 4:15pm unless otherwise noted. The meeting schedule is posted below.
Finance & Investment Committee
The Finance Committee will assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to provide oversight of the Foundation financial statements, and the engagement, independence and performance of the independent auditors.
All meetings are in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The Investment Subcommittee of the Finance & Investment Committee will assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to provide oversight of the Foundation investment advisors.
Quarterly meetings are held in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 3pm unless otherwise noted.
The Nominating Committee will assist the Board by selecting candidates to be nominated to serve on the Board, and presenting their recommended slate of nominees to the Board for approval.
Foundation Financial Information
- WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. 2022 Audit Report
- WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. 2021 Audit Report
- WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. 2020 Audit Report
- WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. 2019 Audit Report
- WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. 2018 Audit Report
Any person who desires to appeal any decision made by the WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings will need a record of the proceedings thereof. Since WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. does not make verbatim records of its proceedings, such person may need to independently secure such a record which should include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. will make reasonable modifications for access to WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. services, programs and activities for any qualified individual with a disability. Please call (850) 484-1212 for further information.
Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event in order to allow WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. sufficient time to provide the requested accessibility.