Ray Rodrigues is Chancellor of the State University System of Florida.
He took office as Chancellor on November 9, 2022. The Board of Governors of the State University System unanimously selected him for the post at their September 2022 meeting.
Prior to his appointment as Chancellor, Ray Rodrigues served as the Florida State Senator for District 27 which covers the majority of Lee County. Prior to his service in the State Senate, he was elected and served four terms in the Florida House of Representative.
During his time in the State Legislature, Rodrigues served as the Chair of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, Chair of the Senate Government Operations Committee, Chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee and as the House Majority Leader.
In his professional career, Ray Rodrigues worked 17 years for Florida Gulf
Coast University (FGCU) where he held the positions of Director of Interagency Partnerships, Director of Community Relations and Business Manager for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ray Rodrigues previously worked a decade for a corporate component of General Electric where he managed their U.S. Import Compliance team.
Prior to his service in the Florida House of Representatives, he served on the Lee County Housing Authority and held elected office on the Stoney Brook Community Development District.
Chancellor Rodrigues earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and in 2017 earned his Master in Public Administration degree (MPA) from Florida Gulf Coast University. Ray and his wife Ruth have one son, Rhett.
Raymond Rodrigues, Chancellor
State University System of Florida
200 West College Avenue, Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 245-0466
Fax: (850) 245-9685
Email: [email protected]
Shannon McDermott True
Director, University Trustee Relations and Assistant to the Chancellor