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Rouson 'disappointed' in Scott selection to FAMU board

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March

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former Pinellas County School Board member Glen Gilzean to the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees.

In the process, Scott declined to reappoint trustee Charles Langston, a retired business executive living in Tampa, to another term. And he also passed over four other applicants including FAMU alum Keith Clickscales, a former executive at ESPN who helped launch VIBE magazine and attorney Daryl Parks, a former FAMU student body president who served as a trustee until Scott replaced him in 2011.

State Rep. Darryl Rouson, a St. Petersburg Democrat who expressed concern when Gilzean joined the Pinellas board, said he was "a little dissapointed" to hear he had been selected as a FAMU trustee.

"The governor has the authority to appoint who he wants," Rouson said. "Our community in St. Petersburg has certainly spoken in terms of who we want on school board in Pinellas."

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[Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:56pm]

    

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