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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces U.S. News and World Report Ranks Florida #1 in Higher Education for Third Consecutive Year

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that U.S. News & World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education. This is the third year in a row Florida’s higher education system has earned the top ranking, reflecting the emphasis that elected leaders have placed on student success and […]

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 […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights GAINESVILLE — The Board of Governors advanced several important policy initiatives on Wednesday, approving measures to elevate the State University System and enhance student success. The Board approved updates to its 2025 Strategic Plan, including new measures to ensure the quality of online courses, new metrics around the employment of […]

RELEASE: Board of Governors appoints trustees across the State University System

Board of Governors appoints trustees across the State University System Today, the Board of Governors made the following appointments to the boards of trustees across the State University System. Appointees were selected from a competitive field of applicants and are subject to attending a Board of Governors’ orientation and the annual Trustee Summit, as well […]

Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors’ meeting

Strategic Plan Update: The Board will consider approval of 2019 updates to its 2025 Strategic Plan. The recommended updates, which are the result of a year-long review process, include new measures to ensure the quality of online courses, new metrics around the employment of bachelor’s degree graduates, and new metrics around graduation rates for students […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors Meeting August 28-29

FORT MYERS — The Board of Governors advanced several key initiatives Wednesday and Thursday to increase student success, decrease costs for students, and enhance the State University System’s research prowess. The Board discussed the System Accountability Plan, which compiles data from all 12 State University System universities in order to analyze System-wide trends. Highlights include […]

PRESS RELEASE: State University System holds summit on campus resiliency

GAINESVILLE — More than 100 academic, administrative, and student affairs leaders from the 12 state universities gathered in Gainesville last week at a summit to examine the impact of a major campus emergency on a university’s educational delivery system. Sponsored by the Board of Governors and the University of Florida, the SUMMIT on Academic Continuity […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors Meeting June 11-13

TAMPA — The Board of Governors advanced several initiatives this week to maintain the State University System’s upward trajectory, making decisions about the strategic direction of Florida’s 12 public universities and demonstrating their support for higher education partners. Board members approved the Accountability Plans for each university, following extensive discussion of each institution’s strategic direction […]

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors announces university performance funds

TAMPA— The Board of Governors approved a plan on Thursday to divide up $560 million in performance funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The money will be reinvested in university initiatives that improve performance on the 10 metrics in the Board’s performance funding model, which include graduation and retention rates and average cost to the […]