Director of Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY: State University System President and students to hold press conference
A group of university presidents and student body presidents from across the state will gather together with a proposal for Florida lawmakers about funding higher education in the upcoming session.
WHO: Presidents Eric Barron (FSU), Judy Bense (UWF), John Delaney (UNF), Judy Genshaft (USF), John Hitt (UCF), Bernie Machen (UF), Donal O’Shea (New College), Larry Robinson (FAMU) and student leaders from across the State University System
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Rotunda, Plaza level. (Watch live online at http://thefloridachannel.org, Channel 7)
CONTACT: Kim Wilmath, Florida Board of Governors, (850) 245-9724
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 (some states have more than one system). The Board was created in 2003 as a result of an amendment to the Florida Constitution (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, including the Board’s Strategic Plan and Annual Accountability Report that reflects key measurements for the System, see www.flbog.edu.