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HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

TALLAHASSEE — The Board of Governors held a meeting via conference call today. 

During the meeting, the Board heard a presentation on State University Initiatives around Academic and Workforce Alignment.  The presentation focused on three areas in which the universities currently engage with businesses – academic, research, and job placement.  The presentation also included an update on how university career centers are adapting to this new environment and continuing to connect students with employers.

“The State University System has demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, maintaining a relentless focus on academic achievement, research, and student success,” said Syd Kitson, chair of the Board of Governors. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way our universities have continued and even accelerated their important work.”

Other meeting highlights include:

  • The Board heard a presentation on the status of student debt in the State University System of Florida. 
  • The Board increased the percentage goal of State University System undergraduate students enrolling in one or more online courses each year from 75% to 80%.

For more information, consult the meeting’s official minutes at The Board’s next meeting is June 23-25 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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