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NEWS BRIEF: Florida Board of Governors Seeks Applicants For Appointment To FIU Board of Trustees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 2, 2012
(NEWS BRIEF – Time-sensitive to March 1, 2012)
FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO FIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TALLHASSEE, Fla.—The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates for an appointment to the Board of Trustees for Florida International University.
Each one of the 11 state universities has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, and for implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission. The Boards of Trustees also develop processes to meet state policy, budgeting and education standards.
Individuals interested in this public service must complete an application. The term of service is through Jan. 6, 2015, and would fill an existing vacancy. Applicants do not need to live in the Miami area to serve in this capacity.
“The Board of Governors is looking for individuals to serve as university trustees who are interested in higher education and interested in taking our universities to a level of excellence that helps both the institution and the goals of the State University System,” said Morteza “Mori” Hosseini of Daytona Beach, Chair of the Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors.
For more information and the application: www.flbog.edu/aboutsus/ubt.php. Applications for seats appointed by the Board of Governors should be mailed to the address in Tallahassee indicated for processing, and not to the university. Also, Board of Governors’ appointments are separate from appointments that are made to university Boards of Trustees by the Governor of Florida.
The deadline for completed applications to be received is March 1. For questions, call the Board of Governors at 850-245-0466.
About the State University System of Florida
The State University System of Florida is governed by a 17-member Board of Governors, a constitutional body and led by appointed public servants. The System is comprised of 11 institutions with a total enrollment of more than 320,000 students, making it the fourth-largest public university system in the nation in terms of enrollment (some states have more than one university system). The Florida Constitution (Article IX, Section 7) was amended by the state's voters in 2002 to establish a statewide system of governance for all Florida public universities. As a result, the Florida Board of Governors was created in 2003 to oversee the State University System of Florida. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the System. The Board’s 17 members include 14 appointed by the Governor, with three serving by virtue of their designations (a faculty member, a Florida Student Association student representative, and the Florida Commissioner of Education). The Board of Governors appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the State University System. For more, including the Board’s Annual Report that reflects accountability measurements and benchmarks occurring at each institution, see www.flbog.edu.