Executive Director of Communications
PRESS RELEASE: Florida Board of Governors' Annual Accountability Report transmitted to the Legislature, Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Feb. 1, 2012
FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ ANNUAL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT
TRANSMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE, GOVERNOR
Read the Accountability Report letter here
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Board of Governors’ just-released and completely reformatted “Annual Accountability Report” – tracking trends and strategic goals among the 11 institutions in the State University System – has been transmitted to the House Speaker, Senate President and the Governor. For the first time in its history, the report also includes a web-based interactive dashboard.
The Annual Accountability Report was transformed this year from two binders of hundreds of pages that previously provided 11 separate and extensive sections – one for each institution in the State University System – to a far more user-friendly 27-page document, supplemented by critical financial data for context. In the front 27 pages, each one of the metrics is supplemented with an at-a-glance corresponding data table that includes all 11 institutions. It is a significant reformatting that increases the readability and understanding of these performance measurements for our stakeholders and the taxpayers. To see the report, and access to the interactive dashboard, see www.flbog.edu (bottom right section).
The report not only satisfies but exceeds more than six reporting requirements of the Legislature in Florida Statutes.
Please see the attached transmittal letter for more details.
About the State University System of Florida
The State University System of Florida is governed by a 17-member Board of Governors, a constitutional body and led by appointed public servants. The System is comprised of 11 institutions with a total enrollment of more than 320,000 students, making it the fourth-largest public university system in the nation in terms of enrollment (some states have more than one university system). The Florida Constitution (Article IX, Section 7) was amended by the state's voters in 2002 to establish a statewide system of governance for all Florida public universities. As a result, the Florida Board of Governors was created in 2003 to oversee the State University System of Florida. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the System. The Board’s 17 members include 14 appointed by the Governor, with three serving by virtue of their designations (a faculty member, a Florida Student Association student representative, and the Florida Commissioner of Education). The Board of Governors appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the State University System. For more, including the Board’s Annual Report that reflects accountability measurements and benchmarks occurring at each institution, see www.flbog.edu.