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Joint Workshop of the Board of Governors and State Board of Education

Thursday, November 12, 2009, between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM


  • T. Williard Fair
  • Sheila McDevitt
  • All Board Members


Welcome and Introductions

  • Sheila McDevitt, Chair, Board of Governors, State University System of Florida
  • T. Willard Fair, Chair, State Board of Education
  • John Pritchett, Interim President, Florida Atlantic University
  • Harry Orf, Vice President, Scripps Florida
  • Susan Story, Chair, Florida Council of 100

A National Perspective on Education

  • Dave Spence, President, Southern Regional Education Board

Overview of Education in Florida

  • Eric Smith, Commissioner of Education
    • Pre-K12, Chancellor Frances Haithcock
    • Workforce Education, Chancellor Loretta Costin
    • Florida College System, Chancellor Will Holcombe
  • Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor, State University System of Florida

DIALOGUE: Creating an environment that will foster Florida’s knowledge-based economy

Special Remarks

  • Dean Colson, Governor’s Special Advisor on Higher Education
  • Governor Charlie Crist

Closing Remarks