Tampa Bay, Florida --The Florida Board of Governors has extended thedeadline for university boards of trustees applications to March 4.

Four of the state's public universities have a vacant position: Florida A&M University, Florida International University, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida.

Individuals passionate about the future of higher education in Florida are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to help shape the future of the second-largest university system in the country.

The universities' 13-member boards of trustees are responsible for implementing and maintaining cost-effective policy and high quality educational programs. They also work to adhere to state policy, budgeting and education standards.

University of South Florida's vacancy is for a term ending Jan. 6, 2016. The vacancies at FAMU, FIU and UCF are each for a term ending Jan. 6, 2018.

Those interested in this intensive public service opportunity must complete an application with the Board of Governors' Trustee Nominating Committee. Applicants do not need to live in Florida to serve on a board of trustees.

More information can be found at (Click on the "Trustee Vacancies" button in the lower left of the page.)

Applications should be mailed to the Board of Governors and not to individual universities:

Florida Board of Governors
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Board of Governors' trustee appointments are separate from appointments made by the Governor of Florida. For further questions, contact the Board of Governors at 850-245-0466. For more information about the Board and the State University System, visit

SOURCE: Florida Board of Governors

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