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Board of Governors wants answers on Polytechnic cash grab



The Florida Board of Governors wants the chairman of Florida Polytechnic University's Board of Trustees to appear in person at next month's governors meeting, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The purpose is for Chairman Rob Gidel to explain why the school wants to ask the Legislature for an extra $25 million  to complete it's first building. But we think Gidel may be in for a grilling.

From the Ledger article:

The State University System Board of Governors wants a detailed accounting of why Florida Polytechnic University's leaders intend to ask for an additional $25 million to set up the school.

Dean Colson, chair of the Board of Governors, mentioned during a Thursday meeting that he wrote to Florida Polytechnic Chairman Rob Gidel to ask that he attend next month's BOG meeting. The Ledger requested a copy of the missive, which is dated Wednesday.

"We are requesting you attend our next meeting, taking place March 27th and 28th, 2013 at Florida A&M University," Colson said. "Due to the time that has elapsed since the passage of SB 1994 and the subsequent appointment of the Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees, it is important to update the (BOG) on Florida Polytechnic's progress toward the established benchmarks."

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[Last modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 2:18pm]


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