Tag: Board of Trustees
Time for one last good Primary poll.

Scott PowersJanuary 26, 2017
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On Friday, the South Florida Regional Transit Authority will consider awarding a deal to run the state’s largest public commuter railroad, Tri-Rail — worth up to $511 million — after tossing all competing bids, including some asking far less money. The SFRTA’s board of trustees is being asked Friday to award Tri-Rail’s operations and maintenance contract, […]

Jim RosicaJuly 18, 2016
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Cissy Proctor, who heads the state’s jobs agency, now is taking a role at the Florida House. No, not the Florida House of Representatives, but the actual building that serves as Florida’s “embassy” in Washington, D.C. Proctor, executive director of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, was named Monday to the board of trustees for Florida House, “the beautifully […]

Guest AuthorOctober 23, 2015
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Finally, the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees has lost its credibility. Its credibility as a governing body. Its credibility as a professional organ. Its credibility as a guardian of the best interests of FAMU. Its credibility in its ongoing dispute with FAMU President Elmira Mangum, which reached a point of high camp at a […]

Guest AuthorOctober 22, 2015

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Finally, the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees has lost its credibility. Its credibility as a governing body. Its credibility as a professional organ. Its credibility as a guardian of the best interests of FAMU. Its credibility in its ongoing dispute with FAMU President Elmira Mangum, which reached a point of high camp at a […]

Jim RosicaOctober 9, 2015
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Florida State University’s board of trustees on Friday approved a new pay package for President John Thrasher that includes a $90,000 bonus. The full board unanimously OK’d a recommendation from the board’s compensation committee. Thrasher, a former state lawmaker and lobbyist, also will get a bump in his base salary from $430,000 to $473,000, which includes a general […]

Bob SparksAugust 20, 2015

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Florida A & M University, unfortunately, is again in the news. President Elmira Mangum and the university’s Board of Trustees are in conflict and have been for some time. Public spats between Mangum and Board Chairman Rufus Montgomery have escalated. On Wednesday, four sitting legislators and the mayor of Tallahassee called a news conference to […]


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