PRESS RELEASE: Stefano Cavallaro of FSU joins the Board of Governors as student representative
TALLAHASSEE—The Board of Governors welcomes Stefano Cavallaro, the student body president of The Florida State University, as its newest member. The Florida Student Association has elected Cavallaro to serve as the Board’s student representative. This position coincides with his new role as chairman of the Florida Student Association.
Cavallaro will join the 17-member Board of Governors as a full voting member and will be instrumental in setting policy for Florida’s 12 public universities.
“The board is excited to welcome Stefano Cavallaro to the Florida Board of Governors, and we know he will effectively represent the students of the State University System of Florida,” said Chair Mori Hosseini. “I am confident his contributions to our board will only enhance our System.”
Cavallaro is pursuing a double major in accounting and political science at FSU and will be a senior in the fall. This past year, he served as director of governmental affairs, where he led the student body in advocacy efforts.
Cavallaro was previously the chairman of the finance committee in the 65th and 64th student senates and was awarded the “Chairman of the Year” honor by his peers. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Garnet & Gold Key Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and is an Honors Legal Scholar.
"I am extremely excited to represent the over 300,000 students in our State University System. We have outstanding students in our state, and it is a true honor to serve on their behalf to continue to keep higher education focused on the original and true mission of our public universities: educating and enabling Florida's future leaders,” said Stefano Cavallaro. “I am ready to get to work with our institutions and the Board of Governors to help continue to build the best university system in the country."
Cavallaro succeeds University of North Florida Senior Carlo Fassi.
“Our students were represented exceptionally well by Carlo Fassi throughout his time on our board,” said Chancellor Marshall Criser. “He was a valuable asset to our system and we sincerely thank him for his hard work.”
Cavallaro will serve a one-year term and will be officially welcomed to the Board of Governors during the Board’s next meeting, June 17-19 in Orlando.
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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.