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HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights TALLAHASSEE — The Board of Governors held a meeting via conference call today.  During the meeting, the Board approved the Work Plan for the Academic and Workforce Alignment Task Force.   The primary objectives of the Task Force are to identify 1) the key industries important to Florida’s future, 2) the […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Presidential Confirmation: The Board will consider the appointment of Dr. Alexander Cartwright as the University of Central Florida’s next president.  Dr. Cartwright has been the chancellor of the University of Missouri since 2017. Nomination and Governance: The Board will consider the reappointments of Nicole Washington to the board of trustees at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical […]

State University System Extends Remote Learning

TALLAHASSEE – The health and well-being of our university students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance. In accordance with interim guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that in-person events consisting of 10 people or more be canceled or postponed to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and […]

Statement on the Status of the State University System

TALLAHASSEE – Last Wednesday, the Board of Governors issued guidance to Florida’s twelve public universities to begin implementing methods that would enable the delivery of coursework to students remotely. To facilitate this, we advised that students who were on spring break or about to begin spring break should be instructed not to return to campus […]

State University System Statement on COVID-19

TALLAHASSEE – First and foremost, the health and safety of students within the State University System is our top priority. As we have continued to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus it has become clear that to protect the students and the residents of our state, proactive rather than reactive guidance to universities is […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights TALLAHASSEE — Syd Kitson kicked off his first meeting as chair this week, delivering a powerful State of the System address and leading the Board on a variety of initiatives to enhance university quality and decrease student costs.  As an example, the Board heard the results of its Action Plan […]

Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors’ meeting

State of the System: Newly elected Board Chair Syd Kitson will make remarks about the State University System’s progress. The speech will outline his priorities and plans for his two-year tenure as chair. Florida Minds Shine Brighter: Students from Florida State University will showcase the work of the university’s College of Motion Picture Arts as […]

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors approves Pillars of Excellence initiative

At a special meeting called to consider any supplemental information provided by the universities, the Board of Governors approved its legislative budget request today, including recommended funding for the new Pillars of Excellence initiative. The proposal, which consists of Performance Funding, Preeminence, and a new concept known as Universities of Distinction, is expected to enhance […]

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors’ Office of Inspector General seeks accreditation status

TALLAHASSEE – To enhance accountability and bring its investigative function up to the next level, the Board of Governors’ Office of Inspector General is seeking an accredited status from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Long recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, accreditation is the certification by an independent […]