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NEWS BRIEF: Florida Board of Governors Seeks Applicants For Appointment to New College Board of Trustees //// Deadline for FAMU Board Applications is this Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 3, 2012
Editors: Time-sensitive to two separate deadlines. Please note the second graf – thank you for your assistance.
FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS
SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO NEW COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DEADLINE FOR FAMU BOARD APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY
TALLHASSEE, Fla.—The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates for an appointment to the Board of Trustees at New College in Sarasota, while the deadline for applications to fill a vacancy on the Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees was extended to Wednesday.
Applicants do not need to live in the immediate area of an Florida public university to serve in this capacity, and there are sometimes members on university Boards of Trustees from other states.
The deadline for applications with the New College vacancy is April 27 at 5 p.m.
The deadline to apply for the FAMU seat is Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Each one of the 11 public institutions in the State University System has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, and for implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission. Each university’s Board of Trustees also develop processes to meet state policy, budgeting and education standards.
The term of service for the seat on the New College Board of Trustees is through Jan. 6, 2013, and the term of service for the seat on the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees is through Jan. 6, 2015. Both seats will finish the balance of respective five-year terms for seats that were recently vacated.
“The Board of Governors is looking for individuals to serve as university trustees who are interested not just in higher education but in taking our universities to a level of national excellence that elevates both institution and the goals of the State University System,” said Morteza “Mori” Hosseini of Daytona Beach, Chair of the Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors.
Individuals interested in this public service must complete an application. For more information, and the application: www.flbog.edu/aboutsus/ubt.php.
Applications for seats appointed by the Board of Governors should be mailed to the address on the application for Board of Governors, and not sent to a university. The appointments made by the Florida Board of Governors are separate from appointments that are also made to university Boards of Trustees by the Governor of Florida.
For more about the Board of Governors, see www.flbog.edu. For more about New College, see www.ncf.edu. For more info about FAMU, see www.famu.edu
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 nearly 330,000 students, making it the second-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.
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