Sunday, December 20, 2015

FAMU deserves to have alumni in most of its 11 appointed BOT seats just like UF, FSU, and USF

Gov. Rick Scott and BOG Chairman Thomas Kuntz
Currently, only three of the 11 appointed seats on the FAMU Board of Trustees are filled by alumni. At both the University of Florida and Florida State University, alumni have ten of the 11 appointed seats.

Alumni of the University of South Florida have eight of the 11 appointed seats on its Board of Trustees.

The small number of FAMU alumni that the Florida Governor’s Office and Board of Governors (BOG) have chosen to appoint to the FAMU Board of Trustees is an insult. It suggests that FAMU doesn’t have as many alumni who are up to the task of leadership as UF, FSU, and USF.

FAMU deserves to have most of its 11 appointed BOT seats filled by alumni just as much as UF, FSU, and USF do.

Rattlers should contact Gov. Rick Scott and BOG Chairman Thomas Kuntz to express disappointment about the very small number of FAMU alumni who received appointments to the FAMU Board of Trustees.

Alumni Trustees with Gubernatorial or BOG appointments at UF, FSU, and USF

University of Florida (10): David L. Brandon, Susan M. Cameron, Christopher T. Corr, Charles B. Edwards, James W. Heavener, Rahul Patel, Jason J. Rosenberg, Robert G. Stern, David M. Thomas, and Anita G. Zucker

Florida State University (10): Edward Burr, Leslie Pantin, Kathryn Ballard, Allan Bense, William Buzzett, Joseph L. Camps, Jr., Joe Gruters, Mark Hillis, Bob Sasser, and Brent Sembler

University of South Florida (8): Brian D. Lamb, Stephanie E. Goforth, Scott L. Hopes, Stanley I. Levy, John B. Ramil, Byron E. Shinn, Nancy H. Watkins, and Jordan B. Zimmerman

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