Board of Governors welcomes Carlo Fassi of UNF as new student representative

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The Board of Governors welcomes a new member this week. Carlo Fassi, the student body president of the University of North Florida, was chosen by a group of peer student leaders from across the State University System to serve as the board’s student representative. This role is in concurrence with Fassi’s newly elected chairmanship of the Florida Student Association.

Fassi will serve as a full voting member of the 17-member board, which is charged with setting policy for Florida’s 12 public universities.

“On behalf of my fellow board members, we are all excited to have Carlo Fassi join the Florida Board of Governors to represent the perspectives of more than 335,000 students enrolled in the State University System,” said board Chair Dean Colson, a Miami attorney. “I have no doubt that Carlo’s contributions will make the whole system stronger.” 

Fassi, 22, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus in international relations. He is currently beginning his second term as UNF Student Government president, and has previously held the positions of budget and allocations chair and Student Senate president.

Fassi is active in other areas of the university as well, as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the UNF Pre-Law Society. He also speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Italian.

He will serve a one-year term and succeeds University of Central Florida senior Cortez Whatley.

“Our students have been well represented this year by Gov. Cortez Whatley from UCF, and we extend the deepest gratitude for his service, leadership and dedication,” said Chancellor Frank Brogan.

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