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Chancellor Search

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The Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor. As the nation’s second-largest university system, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions — ranging from a nationally-ranked liberal arts college to top-ranked comprehensive research universities — serving over 430,000 students.

The Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17-member board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the System. The Chancellor reports directly to the Board and provides guidance and direction for the System and oversight of the board staff.

The selected candidate will be a proven leader with executive-level experience in education, government, business or non-profit settings. A track record of involvement in complex higher educational and political environments is essential to effectively serve the Board of Governors as the System continues on a path toward greater coordination, collaboration and prominence. The Chancellor works regularly with university boards of trustees and presidents, the Florida Legislature, and the Executive Office of the Governor on issues of critical importance to the State University System of Florida.  In addition, the candidate must possess an ability to articulate the System’s highest priorities, national trends affecting Florida, and challenges that the System may face and be able to mobilize resources to address those issues at the highest levels. An advanced or terminal degree is preferred. Competitive compensation will be negotiated.

Application Process: To apply for the position, please e-mail a cover letter and resume/CV no later than close-of-business August 12, 2022 to [email protected]. Information about the search process is available at Applicants selected for interview will be subject to background screening and be required to provide a State of Florida application form.

Questions: To speak with someone about the position, please contact General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Vikki Shirley at (850) 245-0430.

The Board of Governors embraces diversity and equal opportunity. The State of Florida is subject to “The Sunshine Law” and the Public Records Act, which provide for public meetings and public records for all governmental agencies and employees searches.

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