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PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors announces appointment to Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees
William Mitchell Brown joins a diverse group of national, state and local leaders dedicated to the success of Florida’s newest state university.
SARASOTA — The Florida Board of Governors today made its final appointment to the Board of Trustees for the Florida Polytechnic University.
William Mitchell “Bill” Brown, president and CEO of the Harris Corporation, has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania and both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Villanova University. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Fire Department of New York Foundation.
Brown joins ten other trustees, including two recently named by Gov. Rick Scott, who are working hard to ensure that Florida’s 12th public university is a success.
“We are fortunate to have Boards of Trustees across the state made up of well-qualified and dedicated individuals, with broad ranges of experience and expertise,” said Mori Hosseini, chair of the Board of Governors Trustee Nominating Committee. “We are proud to welcome Bill Brown to that esteemed group. His contributions to Florida Polytechnic University will no doubt make the whole System stronger.”
For more information on university Boards of Trustees, visit http://flbog.edu/aboutsus/ubt.php.
Facts about the State University System of Florida and Florida Board of Governors
The State University System of Florida is a constitutional body led by the 17-member Board of Governors. The System has 12 universities and a total enrollment of more than 330,000 students, making it the second-largest public university system in the nation. The Board was created in 2003 by constitutional amendment (Article IX, Section 7). Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and ensuring the System’s coordination and operation. Members include 14 who are appointed by the Governor plus a faculty member, a student representative and the Florida Commissioner of Education. The Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the State University System’s chief executive. For more information, including the Board’s Strategic Plan and Annual Accountability Report that reflects key measurements for the System, seewww.flbog.edu.
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