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Lloyd Dunkelberger - News Service of Florida

Lloyd Dunkelberger is a reporter for the News Service of Florida, a wire service to which WUFT News subscribes.

Higher-Ed Package Headed to Senate Floor

The Florida Senate is poised to approve a major higher-education package that would expand the use of Bright Futures scholarships and tighten graduation standards for universities and state colleges. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to combine the major elements of Senate President Joe Negron’s higher-education initiative into one …

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College Presidents Oppose State Senate Funding Proposal

Florida college presidents say they are opposed to a new performance-based funding measure that will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. James Henningsen, president of the College of Central Florida, told the State Board of Education on Thursday that the colleges want to stay with the performance …

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State Colleges Defend Four-Year Degrees

The Florida College System chancellor on Thursday defended the ability of state colleges to offer four-year degree programs, saying the approval process for new baccalaureate degrees is “rigorous” and that students receiving the degrees remain a small part of overall enrollment. Chancellor Madeline Pumariega told the House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee …

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