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