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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]