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September 12, 2005

Bill Edmonds
Director of Communications
(850) 245-0466

Chancellor Search Committee will meet Wednesday, September 14

TALLAHASSEE — The Chancellor Search Committee of the Florida Board of Governors will meet at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 14, via telephone conference call. This will be the committee’s third meeting.

The dial-in number is (850) 410-0966.

Please do not use a cell phone — land lines only. Please place your phone on mute.

The Chancellor Search Committee will recommend a candidate to replace Debra Austin, who is now provost and vice president of academic affairs at Florida A&M University.

The committee members are:

  • Peter S. Rummell of Jacksonville, chairman.
  • John Dasburg of Miami. Dasburg is vice chair of the Board of Governors.
  • Sheila M. McDevitt of Tampa.
  • Ava L. Parker of Jacksonville.
  • Dr. Martha Peláez of Miami. Dr. Peláez, a professor at Florida International University, is the faculty representative on the Board of Governors.
  • Carolyn K. Roberts of Ocala, who is chair of the Florida Board of Governors.
  • Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah of Fort Lauderdale.

The committee chair has scheduled additional conference calls, as needed:

  • September 21, 1 p.m. EDT.
  • September 27, 2 p.m. EDT.

The committee chair has requested that all media inquiries go through Bill Edmonds of the board staff at (850) 245-0466 or via e-mail at

The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutional body created by voters in 2002 to oversee Florida's public universities.