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BOG now has almost 50 applicants for Poly board

With the deadline to apply for the new Florida Polytechnic board of trustees now extended through Monday, more applications are rolling in -- including the first application in the national search from outside Florida.

At last count Friday, the Florida Board of Governors had just shy of 50 applications. Here's who threw their names in since the deadline extension (the original cut-off was Thursday):

  • Eric Keith Allen, a Lakeland attorney
  • Jack David Armstrong, the president of Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Gregory Allen Bacon, an application specialist for Auralex Acoustics in Indianapolis
  • Ronald Lyle, a Lakeland Attorney with Clark, Campbell and Lancaster -- a firm that previously worked for the Polytechnic campus when it was still under the University of South Florida's umbrella
  • John Larry Dicks, a Plant City attorney
  • Ann Duncan, of Tarpon Springs, president of Vertical Integration, Inc, and a former member of the Board of Governors
  • Mygnon Champion Evans, a Lakeland attorney
  • John Edward Fleming, the president of Phoenix Industries, LLC, in Winter Haven
  • James Martin Grasse, of Lakeland, who works in concessions for the Delaware North hospitality firm
  • Winston Nichols Griffith, a program specialist with Leon County Schools
  • Neysa Hope Hatcher, of Winter Haven, an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • John Wayne Hendricks, a managing partner of Strategic Technologies in Sarasota
  • Ralph Dace Kimberlin, a retired professor in Winter Haven
  • Deborah Lynn Rhodes, of Lakeland, an adjunct instructor at Palomar Community College
  • Kenneth Leon Riddle, supervisor of chemical programs at Lakeland Electric
  • Gregory A. Sanoba, a Lakeland attorney
  • John Hugh Shannon, a Lakeland attorney
  • Douglas Dean Sommer, an independent contractor in Lakeland
  • Gene Strickland, Lakeland city manager
  • Donald Herbert Wilson, a Homeland, Fl, attorney

Those people join dozens of others who have already applied with the Board of Governors, which can appoint five people to the 11-member board of trustees, and Gov. Rick Scott, who can appoint six. Scott's office, at last count, had received 23 applications, including eight who also applied with the Board of Governors.


[Last modified: Friday, June 1, 2012 7:30pm]


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