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State University System of Florida Launches MyFloridaFuture

An interactive tool to maximize student career potential TALLAHASSEE – MyFloridaFuture is an exciting new interactive tool designed to assist students and families in making better-informed decisions about postsecondary educational options in the State University System of Florida.  House Bill 1261, passed by the 2021 Florida Legislature and signed by Governor DeSantis, directed the Board […]

Board of Governors Seeks Applicants for 12 Trustee Positions

TALLAHASSEE – The Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board of Governors is seeking applicants for 12 positions opening on the state’s university boards of trustees.  Each state university has a 13-member Board of Trustees that has fiduciary responsibility for the oversight of university operations, establishing cost-effective policies or regulations consistent with Board of Governors’ […]

Board of Governors Confirms Presidents at FIU and UF

Reappoints President at UWF and Appoints Interim President at FAU TAMPA— Today, the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida confirmed the appointments of Dr. Kenneth Jessell as the president of Florida International University and Dr. Ben Sasse as the president of the University of Florida. Dr. Kenneth Jessell most recently served […]

Florida’s Public Universities Have the Lowest Cost of Earning a Degree in the Nation

TALLAHASSEE—Over the past four years, Governor DeSantis has held the line on tuition while ensuring Florida’s higher education system is the best in the nation. Recently, the College Board’s “Annual Trends in College Pricing” report confirmed that the cost of a bachelor’s degree for the 2022-23 academic year at Florida’s public universities is now the lowest in the […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Academic and Student Affairs Committee: The Board will hear an update on the state universities’ progress toward implementing the recommendations from the Civil Discourse Report approved by the Board in January 2022. The Board will consider approval of the Public Notice of Intent to Adopt Board of Governors Regulation 10.003, Post-Tenure Faculty Review. Strategic Planning […]

Thanks to Around the Clock Work from Colleges and Universities, Classes have Resumed at all Public Higher Education Institutions in Florida

~ All of Florida’s 28 State colleges and 12 universities are now open following Hurricane Ian ~ TALLAHASSEE— All of Florida’s 40 public higher education institutions have resumed classes following closures from Hurricane Ian. This achievement, reached just two weeks after the storm’s landfall, was made possible by collaborative efforts of state colleges, universities, state […]

The Board of Governors’ Office of Inspector General and Director of Compliance Seeks Re-accreditation

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On December 3, 2018, the Board of Governors’ Office of Inspector General and Director of Compliance’s (OIGC) Investigations Section was accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, signifying it had established internal investigative policies and procedures that met the professional standards and requirements set forth by the Commission for Offices […]

Board of Governors Appoints Ray Rodrigues as Chancellor

PENSACOLA— Today, the Board of Governors unanimously appointed Mr. Ray Rodrigues as the next chancellor of the State University System of Florida.  He succeeds Marshall M. Criser, III, who announced in June he would be stepping down from the post.  Mr. Rodrigues has 16 years of university experience and 10 years in the Florida House […]

Florida’s Universities Excel in U.S. News & World Report Public University Rankings

TALLAHASSEE – Today’s release of higher education rankings by the U.S. News and World Report emphasize the excellence of Florida’s public universities across the country.  The University of South Florida climbed from No. 46 to No. 42, marking its highest position ever and cementing its status as the fastest-rising university in the country.  Florida International […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Strategic Planning Committee: The Board will consider approval of the 2022 System Accountability Plan and the university proposals for receiving Linking Industry to Nursing Education (LINE) funds.  They will hear an overview of the Prepping Institutions, Programs, Employers, and Learners through Incentives for Nursing Education (PIPELINE) spending plans.  Additionally, the Board will consider approval of […]