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University system Chancellor gets new contract

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Thursday, the Florida Board of Governors approved a one-year extension of the contract for Marshall Criser as chancellor of the state university system.

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Personnel note: Developer Sydney Kitson named to universities board

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Sydney Kitson, a former professional football player turned developer, has secured a one-month appointment to the Board of Governors of Florida’s State University System. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment Thursday, subject to Senate confirmation. Kitson will complete what’s left of former governor Morteza “Mori” Hosseini’s term. Hosseini stepped down in March to become a trustee of the University of Florida. The term ends on Jan. 6. Lauren Schenone, an aide in the governor’s press office, could not say what…

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John Sowinski: On Charlie Reed, a legacy ‘beyond measure’

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Editor’s note: Former Florida State University System Chancellor Charles Reed died Tuesday at 75. Charlie Reed was a hard charger, a master legislative strategist, a fantastically successful leader in higher education, a consummate professional, and a class act. Reed became Chancellor of Florida’s State University System at about the same time that I became Executive Director of the Florida Student Association, the lobbying group that represents the students of Florida’s State University System. He left his job as Governor Bob…

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