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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 Vacancies

Each university listed below has one (1) vacancy on their Board. The current trustee in that seat will remain until we appoint/reappoint a successor. 

  • University of North Florida
  • University of West Florida

Board Vacancies and Application Process

Trustee Selection and Reappointment Process
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Application for Board of Trustees Position

Please send completed applications to:

Florida Board of Governors, State University System of Florida 
Attn: Office of the Chancellor  
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Email : [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Shannon M. McDermott at (850) 245-9687 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 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, trustee training, and the Trustee Summit annually held by the Board of Governors.