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Scott reappoints Polytechnic trustees, FAMU's Gilzean

Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed six members of the Florida Polytechnic University board that the Senate failed the confirm this session.

The remaining members of the board weren't confirmed either, but they must be reappointed by the state Board of Governors that oversees universities.

Scott reppointed the six Polytechnic board members along with 36 other people who were passed over during session, including three agency heads. If the Senate doesn't confirm them next year, they will be required to leave their posts.

Scott also reappointed Glenton Gilzean, the newest member of the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees.

Senate leaders decided against confirming the Polytechnic board, citing ongoing uncertainty about the school's future. They also held off confirming Gilzean, who was appointed right as session was getting underway.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:03pm]


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