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Trustee Vacancies

The Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment to the 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’ regulations or guidelines, and implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs in accordance with the university’s mission.

Current Vacancy

New College of Florida (term expiring January 6, 2021)
University of Central Florida (term expiring January 6, 2021)
Florida Polytechnic University (2 vacancies) as of July 15, 2019

Future Vacancies

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (1 vacancy) Starting January 6, 2020
Florida Atlantic University (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
Florida Gulf Coast University (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
Florida International University (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
Florida State University (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
New College of Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
University of Central Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
University of Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
University of North Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
University of South Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020
University of West Florida (2 vacancies) Starting January 6, 2020

Board Vacancies and Application Process

Trustee Selection and Reappointment Process
SSN Collection/Use Statement
Application for Board of Trustees Position

Please send completed applications to:

Office of the Chancellor 
Board of Governors 
Attn: Corporate Secretary 
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1614 
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400 
Fax : (850) 245-0724 or 
Email : [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Beth Lowe at (850) 245-0626 or email at [email protected]

Applicants who are selected for interviews are subject to an initial background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

PLEASE NOTE: Any application submitted by facsimile or e-mail must be followed by submission of the original signed application to the above address. Do not submit the completed application to the university.

Each appointment is for a five-year term and is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate and participation in a trustee orientation and the Trustee Summit annually held by the Board of Governors.