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State University System of Florida Recognized by Kognito for its Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Mental Health Literacy

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Last week, the State University System of Florida was awarded the Excellence in Mental Health Literacy Award by Kognito for its outstanding leadership as a System that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to supporting mental health across all 12 public institutions. “We are grateful to Kognito for recognizing our universities as leaders […]

New National Security Partnership Benefits Florida’s State University System, Talent Pipeline

TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 30, 2020 — A new partnership between the State University System of Florida, the Florida Defense Alliance and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) gives students real-world opportunities to develop innovative solutions to national security challenges, strengthening the talent pipeline for government and industry. NSIN is a program of the U.S. Department of […]

State University System Directs Universities to Plan Alternate Fall Commencement

TALLAHASSEE – The foundational priority of each university is the health and well-being of our university students, faculty and staff.  On March 17 and subsequently on June 4, we directed the state universities to develop an alternate schedule or method of delivery for spring and summer commencement. Based on that direction, some universities moved their traditional […]

Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights

TAMPA — During a meeting at the University of South Florida today, the Board of Governors heard a presentation on the Baccalaureate Follow-up Study, which measures employment and education outcomes one, five, & ten years after graduation.  The study is the fifth one conducted by the Board of Governors on the employment and education outcomes […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Strategic Planning Committee: The Board will consider a presentation on the 2020 System Accountability Plan. Innovation and Online Committee: The Board will consider a legislative budget request for essential and centralized support services for libraries, distance learning, and student services. Facilities Committee:  The Board will consider the legislative budget request for university facilities. Task Force […]

Board of Governors’ Foundation Distributes First-Generation Scholarship Funds

On Tuesday, July 29, 2020, through the investments earned on the Helios Scholarships, the Board of Governors’ Foundation distributed $226,000 in investment earnings to the university foundations for first-generation scholarships. In December 2006, the Board of Governors received a generous donation from the Helios Educational Foundation. The investment earnings from this endowment support first-generation scholarships, […]

Chancellor Criser’s statement on the passing of Ben Hill Griffin, III

TALLAHASSEE — Ben Hill was well known in Southwest Florida and across the state for his leadership in agriculture and his philanthropy efforts.  He was a generous supporter of higher education, donating to 10 separate institutions throughout the state, as well as several high schools.   “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ben […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

TALLAHASSEE — During a meeting via conference call today, the Board of Governors approved two important System-wide reports, the 2019 Annual Report for Online Education and portions of the 2020 University Accountability Plans. The State University System 2019 Annual Report for Online Education reflects the progress universities have made in the provision of online programs, […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Academic and Student Affairs Committee:  The Board will consider four new Ph.D. programs within the System – Ph.D. in Transportation and Environmental Engineering at FAU; Doctor of Design at FIU; Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at FSU; and Curriculum and Instruction at UNF. Innovation and Online Committee: The Board will consider the 2019 Annual […]