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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 20, 2005

Bill Edmonds
Director of Communications
(850) 245-0466

Chancellor Search Committee will meet Wednesday, September 21

TALLAHASSEE – The Chancellor Search Committee of the Florida Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 21, via telephone conference call. This will be the committee’s fourth meeting.

The dial-in number is (850) 487-8587.
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 requested that all media inquiries go through Bill Edmonds of the board staff at (850) 245-0466 or via e-mail at bill.edmonds@flbog.org.

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