Executive Director of Communications & Development
Statement by State University System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan Regarding Governor-Elect Scott's Transition Team for Education Issues
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 2, 2010
STATEMENT BY STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CHANCELLOR FRANK T. BROGAN
REGARDING GOVERNOR-ELECT SCOTT'S TRANSITION TEAM FOR EDUCATION ISSUES
Tallahassee, Fla. - "The health and vibrancy of the State University System's 11 institutions is inextricably linked to the health and vibrancy of the state's economy. How we approach educating our workforce is how we choose to see the future of Florida. Therefore, I am honored to serve on Governor-elect Rick Scott's transition team for all education issues as he prepares his leadership teams and priorities for a seamless approach to education delivery systems. Chief among these challenges are how we fortify our state's creation of a talent supply chain, and how we strengthen the many facets of pre-K, K-12, community colleges, state colleges, state universities, technical training programs, state partnerships with private education institutions and more.
"Further, the New Florida Initiative launched this year by the Board of Governors of the State University System was cited in Governor-elect Scott's campaign platform on higher education. The Board of Governors is confident that the New Florida Initiative is the right way, the best way and the smart way for our 11 public universities to help lead and construct a necessary transformation and diversification of Florida's economic portfolio, in order to produce high-wage, high-skill sustainable industries with new jobs in a knowledge economy. Our 300,000 public university students in Florida and their families, as well as faculty, university leadership, researchers, and our business and private supporters, all look forward to assisting Governor-elect Scott in his efforts toward education policy."
BACKGROUND: Brogan has been selected to serve on Governor-elect Rick Scott's transition team for education issues. He began his lifelong career as an educator in the classroom as a teacher in Florida before serving as a dean of students, assistant principal, principal, county superintendent and then Florida's Commissioner of Education. He was selected Chancellor of the State University System in 2009 after serving six years as president of Florida Atlantic University. Brogan bio sketch: http://www.flbog.edu/about/chancellor/bio.php
The State University System is governed by the 17-member Florida Board of Governors and is an entity that was created in the Florida Constitution by voters. For more, see www.flbog.edu.
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