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Rick Scott announces appointments to the USF Board of Trustees

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Florida Governor Rick Scott on Thursday appointed Michael Carerre and James Stikeleather to the USF Board of Trustees, and he reappointed TECO CEO John Ramil.

Carrere, 66, is the former chief executive officer of Lykes Brothers Inc. He previously served as a member of the St. Mary’s School board of trustees and as president of the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council. Carrere received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and his advanced management degree from Duke University. He succeeds Debbie Sembler and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021.

Stikeleather, 62, is the chief innovation officer of Dell Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and his master’s degree from the University of South Florida. He succeeds Stephen Mitchell and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021.

The 60-year-old Ramil has been reappointed for a term beginning on Thursday and ending January 6, 2021. Ramil received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of South Florida.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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