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Applicants needed for university boards

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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 01:02 PM
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The Florida Board of Governors is seeking applicants for an opening on the board of trustees at the University of South Florida, as well as at other universities in the state.

The universities' 13-member boards are responsible for implementing and maintaining cost-effective policies and quality educational programs. They work to adhere to state policy, budgeting and education standards. They serve without pay.

The following 11 universities also need representatives: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida and University of West Florida.

Completed applications must be sent to the Board of Governors' Trustee Nominating Committee. Applicants need not live in Florida to serve. The term runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

"The Board of Governors is looking for dynamic and diverse individuals who are interested in higher education, passionate about assisting our institutions and committed to working toward the goals of the State University System," said Morteza "Mori" Hosseini of Daytona Beach, chairwoman of the nominating committee.

For information, go to http://www.flbog.edu and click on "Trustee Vacancies" in the lower left side of the page. Mail applications to: Florida Board of Governors, 325 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399.

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