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PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors extends deadline for university Boards of Trustees applications
Four universities have an open slot – the opportunity to help shape the future of higher education in Florida is now open until March 4.
Individuals passionate about the future of higher education in our state are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to help shape the future of the second largest university system in the country.
The universities' 13-member boards of trustees are responsible for implementing and maintaining cost-effective policy and high quality educational programs. They also work to adhere to state policy, budgeting and education standards.
Four of the state’s public universities have a vacant position: Florida A&M University, Florida International University, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida.
University of South Florida’s vacancy is for a term ending January 6, 2016. The vacancies at FAMU, FIU and UCF are each for a term ending January 6, 2018.
Those interested in this intensive public service opportunity must complete an application with the Board of Governors' Trustee Nominating Committee. Applicants do not need to live in Florida to serve on a board of trustees.
"The Board of Governors is looking for dynamic and diverse individuals who are interested in higher education, passionate about assisting our institutions and committed to working toward the goals of the State University System," said Morteza "Mori" Hosseini of Daytona Beach, Chair of the Board of Governors' Trustee Nominating Committee.
More information can be found at http://www.flbog.edu (Click on the "Trustee Vacancies" button in the lower left of the page.)
Applications should be mailed to the Board of Governors and not to individual universities:
Florida Board of Governors
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Board of Governors' trustee appointments are separate from appointments made by the Governor of Florida. For further questions, contact the Board of Governors at 850-245-0466. For more information about the Board and the State University System, visit http://www.flbog.edu/.
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.
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