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BOG names 10 applicants for Poly interviews

And the nominees are....

A retired university president, a former member of the Florida Board of Governors, an aerospace consultant, several business leaders and a couple Polk County public officials are among the 10 people the Florida Board of Governors will interview for the five slots it controls on the new Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees: 

  • Patricia Daphne Ullman, an adjunct accounting professor at the University of Tampa and head of The Pearl Group, Inc., a business consulting company in Tampa
  • Sandra Green Featherman, past president of the University of New England, who lives in Highland Beach
  • Frank Martin, of Clermont, a former member of the Florida Board of Governors and transportation expert with Atkins Global
  • Robert Peter Scaringe, of Rockledge, the president of the Mainstream Engineering Corporation
  • Trudy Alice Block, a member of the Polk City Council
  • Richard Labib Shaheen, the senior director of engineering for Florida Power and Light, from Jupiter
  • John Wayne Hendricks, a managing partner of business consulting firm Strategic Technologies
  • Richard Paul Hallion, Jr, an aerospace analyst and retired U.S. Air Force adviser and historian, from Shalimar
  • Donald Herbert Wilson, a Polk County attorney
  • Robert F. English, a Polk County commissioner

The interviews are happening Wednesday at noon in Orlando. Most candidates are showing up in-person, with a couple attending via phone.

Six more people will be chosen by Gov. Rick Scott, who interviewed seven applicants late last month. 

[Last modified: Monday, July 9, 2012 7:02pm]

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