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PRESS RELEASE: Five Florida universities rank in the Top 35 public universities granted U.S. patents

University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida International University, Florida State University, and University of Central Florida are part of the State University System of Florida. TALLAHASSEE – Five Florida universities, all part of the State University System of Florida, are ranked among the Top 35 public universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2018, […]

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 […]

State University System Free Expression Statement

The State University System of Florida and its twelve public postsecondary institutions adopt this Statement on Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our respective campuses. The principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression in the United States and Florida Constitutions, […]

Transcript: State of the System Address

For more than five years, I’ve had the privilege of being a member of the Board of Governors. During that time, this Board has led sweeping changes to Florida’s 12 public universities – implementing performance funding, setting ambitious plans for online education, insisting on college affordability, and above all, prioritizing student outcomes. When I became […]

Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights

TALLAHASSEE — Joined by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Board of Governors this week announced major State University System achievements in graduation rates, research, and affordability. The Board also took action on several initiatives to advance System outcomes and accountability. Board of Governors’ Chair Ned Lautenbach announced that the State University System’s four-year graduation rate jumped […]

Board of Governors takes action to strengthen oversight, accountability

TALLAHASSEE — Pledging to strengthen accountability and oversight, the Board of Governors this week discussed its progress on several initiatives to ensure fiscal integrity at the universities. Various components of the Board’s work came up in the Facilities, Budget and Finance, and Audit and Compliance committees. The Board’s action marks a strong path forward for […]

Board of Governors names Northrop Grumman a State University System Business Champion

TALLAHASSEE- Board of Governors Chair Ned Lautenbach recognized Northrop Grumman as a State University System Business Champion on Thursday for its outstanding partnership with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The award is a continuation of the System’s Think Florida: A Higher Degree for Business initiative, designed to build synergies between universities and the business community. Northrop Grumman […]