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Patricia Frost

Patricia Frost, of Miami Beach, spent 28 years as a teacher and principal in the Miami-Dade County Public School System, retiring in 1993. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees for Florida International University. Governor Frost has served as chair of the Florida International University Board of Directors and as chair of the Florida International University Academic Policy Committee. Governor Frost was named Educator of the Year for her work at Florida International University and with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County public school systems.

Governor Frost received her bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a master’s degree from Columbia University.

In 2017, Governor Frost was appointed to the Board of Governors. In addition to serving on the Board of Governors, Governor Frost is Chairman Emeritus of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Commission and the Honorary Chairman of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution.

Governor Frost and her husband, Phillip, are generous supporters of education and the arts and are renowned collectors. They have supported projects such as the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University as well as the Frost School of Music and the Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami.