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PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors welcomes Carlo Fassi of UNF as new student representative
TALLAHASSEE—The Board of Governors welcomes a new member this week. Carlo Fassi, the student body president of the University of North Florida, was chosen by a group of peer student leaders from across the State University System to serve as the board’s student representative. This role is in concurrence with Fassi's newly elected chairmanship of the Florida Student Association.
Fassi will serve as a full voting member of the 17-member board, which is charged with setting policy for Florida’s 12 public universities.
“On behalf of my fellow board members, we are all excited to have Carlo Fassi join the Florida Board of Governors to represent the perspectives of more than 335,000 students enrolled in the State University System,” said board Chair Dean Colson, a Miami attorney. “I have no doubt that Carlo’s contributions will make the whole system stronger.”
Fassi, 22, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus in international relations. He is currently beginning his second term as UNF Student Government president, and has previously held the positions of budget and allocations chair and Student Senate president.
Fassi is active in other areas of the university as well, as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the UNF Pre-Law Society. He also speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Italian.
He will serve a one-year term and succeeds University of Central Florida senior Cortez Whatley.
“Our students have been well represented this year by Gov. Cortez Whatley from UCF, and we extend the deepest gratitude for his service, leadership and dedication,” said Chancellor Frank T. Brogan.
Fassi will be officially welcomed to the Board of Governors during the board’s next meeting, June 10 via conference call (detailshere).
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Facts about the State University System of Florida and the 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 more than 335,000 students, making it the second-largest public university system in the nation. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and managing the system’s coordination and operation. The board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the system’s chief executive. For more, visitwww.flbog.edu.
Facts about the Florida Student Association
The FSA is a separate 501c non-profit organization comprised of the student body presidents of institutions in the State University System of Florida. The FSA coordinates the collective efforts of each of the member student governments with a goal of providing unified student representation before the Florida government. The chair of the Florida Student Association serves as the student representative on the Florida Board of Governors. Seewww.myfsa.org.