Tag: Florida Board of Governors
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

Scott PowersMarch 29, 2018

Dale Whittaker has been affirmed by the Florida Board of Governors as the next president of the University of Central Florida. Whittaker, who currently serves as UCF’s provost and executive vice president, will become the university’s fifth president on July 1. He will succeed UCF President John Hitt, who is retiring from the presidency on […]

Scott PowersMarch 5, 2018

University of Central Florida Provost and Executive Vice President Dale Whittaker gets his turn in the hot seat Tuesday morning in the university’s search for its next president, set to be concluded Friday. Whittaker, who has been with UCF for four years, joins three other finalists in the hunt to succeed retiring President John Hitt, […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 26, 2018

The state university system’s Board of Governors said Thursday it was fully behind a plan to combine the three USF campuses, but the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce said lawmakers need to “hit pause” on the consolidation plan. Republican Rep. Chris Sprowls added a provision to the House higher education bill, HB 423, that would […]

Lloyd DunkelbergerSeptember 4, 2017

Florida universities are taking the first steps toward expanding the use of electronic textbooks and other material, hoping to bring significant savings to students who spend hundreds of dollars each semester on traditional textbooks. The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the university system, approved a 2018-19 budget request this week that includes a $656,000 […]

Peter SchorschMay 6, 2017

Officials associated with the University of South Florida this weekend are fervently seeking to change the language in an education conforming bill that will keep the university from achieving ‘pre-eminent’ status next year. A loss of the pre-eminent status for USF could result in losing much as $15 million in state funding. “The amount of people who are upset about […]

Scott PowersJanuary 25, 2017

Asked to prepare for 10 percent budget cuts, Florida’s state university and college leaders pledged to try to avoid affecting students but told the House Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations Friday the impacts would still be profound. “The target reductions are set at 10 percent for each entity,” Subcommittee Chairman Larry Ahern said after spelling […]

Scott PowersSeptember 22, 2016

The Florida Board of Governors has approved an ambitious five-year plan for the University of Central Florida to join the ranks of the state’s elite “preeminent research universities.” The approval Thursday means UCF has an official path to take it to enter the state’s designated realm now occupied only by the Florida’s two so-called flagship state universities, […]


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