Each of the 12 state universities has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university's mission, performance evaluation and developing a process meeting state policy, budgeting, and education standards. Members of the boards of trustees shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses.
Members are appointed by the Governor (6 citizen members) and by the Board of Governors (5 citizen members). These 11 appoints are subject to confirmation by the Senate. The remaining two members are the chair of the faculty senate or the equivalent; and the president of the student body of the university. The appointed members shall serve staggered 5-year terms. There shall be no state residency requirement for university board members, but the Governor and the Board of Governors shall consider diversity and regional representation.
Shomari Gloster, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida where he graduated from Terry Parker Senior High School. Mr. Gloster transferred from Florida A&M University to the University of North Florida in the Fall of 2012 to pursue a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law and Fast Track to a Masters in Public Administration. After earning his undergraduate degree, he plans to enroll in a graduate program in the Fall of 2016. He is a member pf College Leadership Florida Class XVI and served the City of Jacksonville as an Executive Intern (2013). Mr. Gloster has been involved in Student Government since the Fall of 2012, served as the Senate President Pro-Tempore (2014), and was elected Student Body President March 2015. He will serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Student Association and member of the University of North Florida Board of Trustees, from May 2014 until the end of his term as Student Body President.
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