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BOG has 4 applicants for new Florida Poly board, Gov's office has 5

As the Board of Governors begins working through the many issues involved in creating the new Florida Polytechnic, with the hope of admitting students beginning next fall, one thing they certainly need to get set up ASAP is a Florida Polytechnic governing board. 

The Board and Gov. Rick Scott both put out calls earlier this month for applications to that 11-member board, with the deadline set for the end of May. Both parties called for applicants from across the country to help start the university from scratch.

So far, seven people have applied: four people for the five BOG-appointed slots, and five people for the six slots Scott will appoint. Two people applied to both entities.

That revelation came at a meeting in Daytona Beach today, where members of the BOG and University of South Florida administration are talking about how to transfer governance and assets of the former USF Polytechnic to the new university.

The applicants to the BOG spots are: 

- Tim J. Bach, from Apopka

- Thomas Alexander Cloud, from Orlando

- Richard Paul Hallion, Jr, from Shalimar

- Robert Peter Scaringe, from Rockledge


And for the Governor's spots:

- Don Overstreet, from Mulberry

- Thomas Cloud, from Orlando (repeat)

- Bob Henne, from Lake Wales

- Dennis Nitschke, from Lakeland

- Robert Scaringe, from Rockledge (repeat)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:48pm]


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