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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 Ed.D.in Curriculum and Instruction at UNF. Innovation and Online Committee: The Board will consider the 2019 Annual […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors’ Meeting

ORLANDO — The Board of Governors approved the reopening plans of Florida’s 12 public universities.   Each of the plans addressed the guidelines outlined in the State University System of Florida Blueprint for Reopening Campuses approved by the Board of Governors on May 28, 2020.  The blueprint is the work product of the SUS Task Force […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Full Board:  The Board will consider approval of the reopening plans for each of Florida’s 12 public universities.  The Board will also consider the reappointments of President John Kelly, Florida Atlantic University; President Donal O’Shea, New College of Florida; and President Randy Avent, Florida Polytechnic University. ### The Board of Governors’ meeting will be held […]

State University System of Florida Career Centers Hosts Virtual Career Fair

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the State University System of Florida Career Centers hosted a virtual career fair that attracted more than 100 employers nationwide, offering both full-time and part-time professional opportunities to Florida’s 12 public university students and alumni. More than 1,600 job seekers attended the virtual career fair. The fair is typically held […]

State University System of Florida Career Centers to Host Virtual Career Fair

TALLAHASSEE – The State University System of Florida Career Centers will host a virtual career fair on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and is open only to Florida’s twelve public university students and alumni.  The career fair brings almost 100 employers nationwide to the table, and both full-time and part-time professional opportunities are available. WHAT:            Virtual […]

Five Universities included in new Top 100 worldwide utility patent report

TAMPA – Five Florida universities rank in the top 65 institutions granted U.S. utility patents according to the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019 report released Tuesday by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

State University System Directs Universities to Plan Alternate Summer Commencement

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