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Scott picks 5 for universities' Board of Governors



Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday chose five new members to the State University System Board of Governors, the 17-member committee that sets policy for the university system. The governor makes 14 of the 17 appointments.

Scott's choices are all Republicans. Three live in his hometown of Naples and two reside in Palm Beach County. They are:

*Harry Wayne Huizenga Jr. of Delray Beach, a marine industry executive and son of the former Miami Dolphins owner.

* Ned Lautenbach, a Naples investor who served for 30 years as a senior IBM executive. 

* Alan Levine, a Naples health care executive and former Pasco County hospital official.

* Wendy Sartory Link, a West Palm Beach attorney.

* Edward Morton, a Naples health care executive.

Scott had six spots to fill on the 14-member BOG. Left unresolved Thursday was board member Norman Tripp of Fort Lauderdale, whose term expired last week. He was the only one of four members whose terms had expired to seek a new seven-year term.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:41pm]


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