To be truly great, Florida must have well-educated citizens who are trained in diverse fields, from science and engineering to medicine and bioscience to computer science, the arts and so much more. The State University System of Florida is committed to providing the world-class teaching, research and service that will help shape our growing, dynamic state.
Our system is comprised of 12 institutions - all with unique missions and personalities. As Chancellor, I want our institutions to build on their individual strengths as they take their rightful place on the national and international stage.
Our state is poised to build on its strategic investment in bioscience and other fields to create a new and powerful innovation sector of the Florida economy. We call this plan for economic progress our New Florida initiative, which has received widespread support from the business community, the Legislature and the Governor. They know that a strong university system is essential to Florida's economic progress. I agree.
Long-term investment in the State University System will bring tremendous benefits to the citizens of Florida and the communities in which they live, work, and raise their families. Investment in the students, faculty, and staff of our universities not only results in a more highly educated society, but will also pay dividends for years to come as Florida is better positioned to compete in a global marketplace.
Working together, we are elevating Florida's state universities to a higher level of excellence and prominence.
Frank T. Brogan
State University System of Florida