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Delaney tapped to take chancellor's duties



With Mark Rosenberg on his way out as the chancellor of Florida's university system, the Board of Governors needed someone to run the ship as it looked for the next permanent leader.

Delaney2 Board chairwoman Sheila McDevitt has found that man in John Delaney.

She is recommending that the University of North Florida president (and former Jacksonville mayor) become "president in residence," assuming many of the chancellor's duties while remaining in charge at UNF, the BOG announced moments ago.

"I am grateful to President Delaney and UNF for agreeing to assist the Board of Governors during this time of transition," McDevitt said in a news release. "This is an important time for the board and for the State University System, and his service will be invaluable."

The recommendation will go to the full board in November. Delaney, who said he will not seek the chancellor's job, said he looked forward to the job.

"UNF's strategy in Tallahassee has always been consistent with the Board of Governors' priorities, and our Board of  Trustees at UNF wants to assist the university system during this time in transition and budgetary climate," he said in a news release.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:02am]


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