Executive Director of Communications
Statements from Florida Board of Governors Regarding Formation of 'Blue Ribbon Task Force' Today by Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 4, 2012
STATEMENTS FROM FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS
REGARDING FORMATION OF ‘BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE’
TODAY BY GOVERNOR
Dean Colson of Miami, Chair of the Florida Board of Governors:
“Additional support for Florida’s public universities is always welcomed, especially if it accelerates the achievement of the Board’s goals and metrics for our university system. During the past two years, the Board of Governors has laid out a comprehensive vision through three significant work products: a new 2025 Strategic Plan1, transformed metrics in the Annual Accountability Report2, and a three-year work plan template3 that each university will present annually. We look forward to a meaningful dialogue that bolsters a shared vision for the State University System.”
- Released in November 2011 and posted at www.flbog.edu.
- Released in January 2012 and posted at www.flbog.edu.
- A new template focused on more metrics and ROI issues was finalized in April by the Strategic Planning Committee as a follow-up to the finalized Strategic Plan. Universities’ individual presentations utilizing this new comprehensive and consistent template, focusing on their unique differentiated missions, will occur at the annual presentations each June. For more info, see Actions Taken from April 5 for this committee: http://www.flbog.edu/pressroom/news.php?id=444
State University System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan:
“The future of public higher education in Florida has been traveling toward a new frontier of accountability, and the Board of Governors already has produced a three-part framework that will create the most accountable public university system in America. In particular, the Board’s Strategic Plan and Annual Accountability Report provide more than 60 System-wide comparative data points at-a-glance. I am confident that these products taken together can provide the strongest possible foundation for this group’s discussion.”
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 nearly 330,000 students, making it the second-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.
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