Director, External Relations
Business groups rally to support the current structure of the Board of Governors
Earlier this session, the Florida Council of 100 issued a statement in opposition to a proposal for a constitutional amendment to change the governance of Florida's higher education system. Last week the Florida Chamber joined the Council of 100 in voicing opposition to the proposal to limit the power of the Board of Governors in favor of an elected Commissioner of Education, already passed by the Florida Senate.
The Chamber notes that establishing the Governor as the state's primary education advocate, and working through an appointed, rather than elected Commissioner of Education, is essential to the new economy and part of a comprehensive platform aligning Florida's future economic aspirations with a well-designed talent development system. The House is expected to take up the bill this week.