Marshall Criser III Chosen As New State University System Chancellor
Florida’s Board of Governors met earlier Wednesday and unanimously approved Marshall Criser III to be the new university chancellor.
Marshall Criser, 55, currently serves on the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees and is President of AT&T Florida.
After board member Morti Hosseini formally announced the new chancellor, the committee had nothing but positive things to say about their selection.
“We needed to select somebody that not only understands some of the challenges ahead but has a perspective of where we have been and where we need to go,” Board member Tom Kuntz said. ”So the fact that we have found a Floridian, somebody who has dedicated there career to not only work in the private sector but also to the state of Florida, I think is the best possible outcome.”
Criser’s first day on the job is Jan. 6.
This entry was posted in Education
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Education
In addition to breakfast and lunch, Norton Elementary School now serves dinner to students enrolled in its after-school program. Dinner is currently scheduled to be served at 2 p.m.
On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.
The new test set to replace the FCAT this March will be computer-based. Some educators are worried the test may be a disadvantage for students who are not used to working on a computer on a daily basis.
Maria Gonzalez of Dunnellon Elementary School and Grisell Santiago of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School received the Excellence in Education Award earlier this month. The annual award was sponsored by Volunteer Florida, the Florida Department of Education and the Executive Office of the Governor as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.