Frank Brogan, Florida’s former lieutenant governor and the head of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, announced he is leaving after four years on the job.
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education said Monday that Brogan, the system’s chancellor, will retire Sept. 1 from the position that pays him $346,000 a year.
Brogan, who is 63 years old, told the board of his decision last week, shortly before a meeting in which the system received a consultant’s report that was highly critical of its leadership.
The report by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems says the 14-school system needs better top management to address a climate of distrust, non-transparency, confrontation and competition.
Brogan served as the chancellor of Florida’s State University System from 2009 until 2013, when he left to take the same job in Pennsylvania. He played a key role in developing the Florida’s performance funding model, and led the development of a strategic plan that included 39 benchmarks.
He spent much of his adult life working in Florida’s education system, beginning his career as a teacher at Port Salerno Elementary School in Martin County. He would also serve stints as the Martin County superintendent and, in 1995, he was elected Florida’s Commissioner of Education.
He was named the the president of Florida Atlantic University, a position he held until 2009.
Reprinted with permission of the Associated Press.