Issues of Interest

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA Volunteer Florida announced that $360,000 in funding was distributed to five organizations that are working to implement an AmeriCorps Program in their community. The programs will focus on helping community members that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, $120,000 in funding was awarded to support 17 Community Emergency Response Teams and Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Agency for Health Care Administration Liz Dudek retired as Secretary of Agency for Healthcare Administration on October 3rd. She has served in this role since 2011 and has been an employee with the State of Florida for more than 40 years. Dudek will serve as  director of healthcare affairs in the Tallahassee office of law firm Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Florida A&M University Harold Mills will replace Cleve Warren on FAMU’s Board of Governors. Mills is the CEO of workforce management firm ZeroChaos. Florida State University Erin O’Hara O’Connor has been named dean of FSU’s College of Law. O’Conner comes from Vanderbilt, where she was a professor and administrator. O’Conner earned her law degree from Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Items of Interest

FAMU- FSU ENGINEERING SCHOOL Last year, then-Senator John Thrasher proposed ending the marriage of the FAMU-FSU School of Engineering. The measure ultimately failed amid complaints from both FAMU and FSU leadership and the estimated $1 billion price tag to fund the separate schools. Last week, the Florida Board of Governors voted to keep the engineering school Read more about Items of Interest[…]

Items of Interest

THRASHER NAMED FSU PRESIDENT After a contentious seven month search, Senator John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) was selected as the next president of Florida State University on an 11-2 vote of the Board of Trustees. Thrasher was one of four finalists interviewed by the Board and the only finalist without an academic background. He did not enjoy Read more about Items of Interest[…]