Marshall Criser III poised to become Florida's new chief for universities

In this Oct. 30, 2013, Gov. Rick Scott, right, talks to Marshall M. Criser III, left, AT&T Florida-President, during the opening of a new AT&T store in Miami.

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE — A search committee is recommending the president of AT&T Florida as the new chancellor for Florida's university system.

The committee unanimously recommended Marshall Criser III — the son of a former University of Florida president — during a Tuesday meeting in Orlando. The panel is made up of seven members of the Florida Board of Governors. The full board is expected to make a final decision later this month.

University system officials are looking for a permanent replacement for Frank Brogan. He left the job at the end of September to take a similar job in Pennsylvania.

The panel interviewed three other finalists: Mark Drummond, former chancellor of the California community college system; Jim Purcell, commissioner of the Louisiana Board of Regents; and Bruce Rafert, provost at North Dakota State University.

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