Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting
Task Force on Academic and Workforce Alignment: On Tuesday, the Board will hear from business leaders from Florida’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity industries regarding future talent needs and how the State University System can address those needs. Panelists include Mr. Bobby George, Senior VP and Chief Digital Officer at Carrier Global Corp.; Mr. Ashish Gupta, VP-IT & Chief Information Officer at Next Era Energy; and Mr. John Megally, Region President, East at KForce. On Wednesday, the Board will hear from business leaders from Florida’s finance industry. Panelists include Mr. Cressman Bronson, EVP and President, SE Florida of PNC Bank; Ms. Kara Cardona, Senior VP, Greater Pensacola of Navy Federal Credit Union; and Mr. Steve Raney, Chairman and CEO of Raymond James Bank
Strategic Planning Committee: The Board willconsider approval of eight programs of strategic emphasis in science, technology, engineering, or math for which a student may be eligible to receive a new tuition and fee waiver per House Bill 1261 from the 2021 legislative session. The Board will also consider approval of the 2021 university accountability plans, noting areas for further dialogue and deliberation. The Board will also hear a discussion from university leaders on the upcoming fall semester.
Academic and Student Affairs Committee: The Board will consider approval of the Articulation Coordinating Committee’s recommended Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies. The Board will also consider approval of the Public Notice of Intent to Amend Board of Governors Regulation 8.006, Civic Literacy. The Board will hear an update on the number of faculty, staff, and other staff with direct student contact completing the Kognito mental health literacy program as of May 7, 2021.
Facilities Committee: The Board will consider approval of the2021-22 university Capital Improvement Fee Trust Fund project allocations.
Audit and Compliance Committee: The Board will consider approval of the Office of Inspector General and Director of Compliance 2021-2022 Work Plan.
Budget and Finance Committee: The Board will consider approval of the Public Notice of Intent to Amend Board of Governors Regulation 7.003 Fees, Fines and Penalties; 7.008 Waiver and Exemption of Tuition & Fees; and 9.006 University Personnel Definitions and Compensation. The Board will also consider the allocation of performance funds for 2021-2022 fiscal year.
Innovation and Online Committee: The Board will consider approval of the 2020 Annual Report for Online Education.
Nomination and Governance Committee: The Board will consider appointments to trustee vacancies at Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, the University of North Florida, and the University of West Florida.
Full Board: The Board will consider the confirmations of Dr. Patricia Okker as the president of New College of Florida and Dr. Richard McCullough as the president of Florida State University. The Board will consider the reappointments of Dr. Randy K. Avent as the president of Florida Polytechnic University and Dr. Mark Rosenberg as the president of Florida International University. The Board will recognize outgoing Governor Ally Schneider. The Board will also recognize outgoing Presidents John Thrasher of Florida State University & Donald O’Shea of New College of Florida.
The Board of Governors’ meeting will be held at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, with committee meetings scheduled to begin June 22, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. The full Board meeting is scheduled to begin on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Meeting times are subject to change. The full agenda is available at flbog.edu. Updates are also available onFacebook andTwitter.