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PRESS RELEASE: State University System chancellor search now underway
TALLAHASSEE—The search for the next chancellor of the State University System of Florida is officially underway.
At its first telephonic meeting on Wednesday, the seven-member chancellor search committee approved a search process and timeline, a position description, and an advertising plan. Those documents and more are now available on a new Board of Governors webpage dedicated to the search at www.flbog.edu.
“Selecting the chief executive for the second-largest state university system in the country is a tremendous honor and one we take very seriously,” said Mori Hosseini, chair of the committee and vice chair of the Board of Governors. “I am committed to finding a high-quality, dynamic leader to guide the system to even greater prominence.”
Other members of the committee include board members Tom Kuntz, Elizabeth Webster, Wayne Huizenga, Jr, Patricia Frost, Manoj Chopra and Ned Lautenbach.
The search comes at a time when the State University System is in the midst of some of the most important initiatives in its history, including the introduction of a new performance-based funding model, the strengthening of its accountability system and the expansion of online learning.
The committee will begin accepting nominations and applications on Oct. 1. Until a permanent chancellor is selected, the board’s vice chancellor and chief academic officer, Jan Ignash, will serve as interim chancellor.
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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, visit www.flbog.edu.