Executive Director of Communications & Development
PRESS RELEASE: Florida Board Of Governors Releases Two-Year Meeting Statewide Schedule, Returning To Rotation Amid Universities
The Florida Board of Governors has released its meeting schedule for 2011 and 2012, returning to an approach of rotating the meetings among the state's 11 public universities and ensuring stakeholders in the State University System have another means of access to the state governing body.
"It is a priority of the 17-member Board of Governors to always remain accessible to the students, administration, faculty, researchers and community leaders in the System it governs, and it is similarly important to the 11 public universities in the System to have opportunities to showcase their facilities and successes," said spokesperson Kelly Layman.
The Board of Governors had been meeting consistently in the Central Florida region in recent years, and held its most recent meeting at University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
"The meeting hosted by UNF confirmed that communities are extremely receptive to seeing the Board of Governors travel amid the universities again as a group," Layman said. "The Board of Governors - as the group of public servant leaders governing the State University System - has a strong record of being engaged and informed, and this will continue that commitment forward."
The list of meeting dates through 2011 and 2012 is posted at http://www.flbog.edu/pressroom/meeting_calendar.php.
There are many additional options for the public to access and view the Board of Governors meetings on a regular basis:
-Every Board meeting is taped and aired statewide several times on public broadcasting affiliates that carry programming from The Florida Channel. For more information, see http://www.wfsu.org/tfc/.
Each Board meeting is aired live on the Board of Governors' web site, www.flbog.edu, during the two days of proceedings.
-Each Board meeting has a live, toll-free phone line for audio access, and for stakeholder participation during the "public comment" segment of the Board of Governors agenda.
-Each Board meeting is archived less than 48 hours after the two days of proceedings on the web site as well. Layman said the Board is evaluating the capability to archive Board meetings for "on-demand play" tied to each agenda item in the future.