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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’ Chair, Brian Lamb, Receives 2023 Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association names 13 outstanding individuals, each of whom has overcome adversity to achieve professional and personal success, to its Member Class of 2023 TALLAHASSEE – Last week, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher […]

State University System Makes Critical Gains in Research and Innovation

TALLAHASSEE—The State University System of Florida announces $2.56 billion in research expenditures, representing an incredible 10% year-over-year increase, which supports the System’s goal of reaching $3 billion in research by 2025.  Additionally, federal expenditures have increased by 20% in the last five years.  This increase demonstrates that our institutions have successfully competed for federal research […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Strategic Planning Committee:  The Board will consider approval of the Public Notice of Intent to Amend Board of Governors Regulation 3.0075, Security of Data and Related Information Technology Resources. It will consider approval of Florida State University’s 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. The Board will consider approval of the University of Central Florida’s Path to Preeminence, Five-Year […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Academic and Student Affairs Committee:  The Board will consider approval of the Public Notice of Intent to Adopt Board of Governors Regulation 10.003, Post-Tenure Faculty Review. Nomination and Governance Committee:  The Board will consider the appointment of university trustees. Full Board:  The Board will consider confirming the appointment of Mr. Richard Corcoran as interim president […]

Board of Governors’ Chair Brian Lamb delivers State of the System

MIAMI— Today, Chair Brian Lamb delivered a robust State of the System address that outlines key initiatives to invest in the System, recognize and reward high-performing faculty, examine the out-of-state fee structure, empower our university leadership, and build upon our strong relationship with the Governor and Florida Legislature. In his State of the System address, […]

Items to Watch for the Upcoming Board of Governors’ Meeting

Strategic Planning Committee:  The Board will hear an update on accreditation.  The Board will also begin reviewing the Programs of Strategic Emphasis with input from key stakeholders and identify recommended revisions.  The Board also will hear an update regarding the State University System nursing education programs.  Finally, the Board will hear an analysis of enrollment […]

Board of Governors Seeks Applicants for 14 Trustee Vacancies

TALLAHASSEE – The Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board of Governors is seeking applicants for 14 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 […]