There are 17 members of Florida’s Board of Governors charged with the operation of Florida’s 12 institution state university system.
- Three of the 17 are women
- Four are people of color (including student body president, UCF)
- Eleven are white men
In terms of the highest educational attainment of the members:
- One of the 17 has an academic graduate degree – Ph.D. in Civil
- Four hold a J.D. One of these is an evangelical minister who also holds a D.Div.
- Five hold an M.B.A.
- Two hold graduate education degrees – M.Ed., Ed.D.
- Three hold bachelor degrees in Science (1) and Business (2)
- Two have no degrees, one a college dropout (who donated large chunks of change to the current governor’s campaign) and the other a current student.
Bear in mind that these folks are charged with operating the whole university system including its academic programs, not just its vocational programs.
Eleven of the 17 are business owners or executives, many in health care corporations.
Only 2 of the 17 report ever working in education.
Well, that would explain a lot, wouldn’t it?
The Rev. Harry Scott Coverston, J.D., Ph.D.
Member, Florida Bar (inactive status)
Priest, Episcopal Church (Dio. of El Camino Real, CA)
Instructor: Humanities, Religion, Philosophy of Law
University of Central Florida, Orlando
If the unexamined life is not worth living, surely an unexamined belief system, be it religious or political, is not worth holding.
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