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PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors announces appointments to university boards of trustees
TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Board of Governors today appointed new members to the boards of trustees at Florida International University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida.
Jorge Luis Arrizurieta, chairman and CEO of Arrizurieta & Associates, was reappointed to the FIU Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 28, 2013, and ending January 6, 2018. Arrizurieta is a former member of the Board of Governors and has promoted Florida internationally as president and CEO of the Florida Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Beverly J. Seay, vice president and general manager of the CAE modeling and simulation company, was appointed to the UCF Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 28, 2013, and ending January 6, 2018. Seay has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in computers, information and control engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a board member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
Nancy Hemmingway Watkins, a founding partner with Robert Watkins & Company, PA, was appointed to the USF Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 28, 2013, and ending January 6, 2016. Watkins, a USF alumna, is a member of the Hillsborough Community College's District Board of Trustees and of the Board of Directors for the Association of Community College Trustees.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate and to the members attending a Board of Governors orientation session.
“We are fortunate to have boards of trustees across the state made up of well-qualified and dedicated individuals, with broad ranges of experience and expertise,” said Mori Hosseini, chair of the Board of Governors Trustee Nominating Committee. “We are proud to welcome these new members to our ranks. Their contributions will no doubt make the whole system stronger.”
For more information on university Boards of Trustees, visit www.flbog.edu/aboutsus/ubt.php.
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 330,000 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.