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Marshall M. Criser III

Marshall M. Criser III is chancellor of the State University System of Florida.

He is the former president of AT&T Florida and a longtime education leader in the state. He took office as chancellor in January of 2014, fully dedicating himself to his passion of higher education advocacy. The Board of Governors of the State University System selected him unanimously for the post.

Criser served on Florida’s Higher Education Coordinating Council, including serving as vice-chair and co-chair, a role he began as the Florida House Speaker’s inaugural appointee as a representative of the business community and continues as chancellor.

He currently serves as a member of the Florida Council of 100, where he is a former chair. He is also a member of the Enterprise Florida Board, the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Past Chairs Council and the Florida Chamber 2025 Strategic Planning Committee.

His past community service includes terms as vice chair of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees, chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, chair of Florida TaxWatch and as a past member of the Scripps Institute Board of Trustees in California.

A Florida native, Criser graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in business administration and completed an Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in Fountainebleau, France.

He and his wife, Kimberly, have four daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson.

Marshall M. Criser III, Chancellor 
State University System of Florida 
325 W. Gaines Street, # 1614 
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Phone: (850) 245-0466 
Fax: (850) 245-9685 
Email: [email protected] 

Shannon McDermott True 
Director, University Trustee Relations, Assistant to the Chancellor and Brand Manager
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