State University System Board of Governors

Florida Channel

A few years ago, controversy surrounded the Florida A&M and Florida State Universities’ joint College of Engineering with talks of a possible split debated in the state legislature. But, the university presidents say now, things are going well with last year’s appointment of a new dean.

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Florida A&M University continues to be a top producer in the nation of African Americans in several fields. According to interim President Larry Robinson, that includes agriculture and architecture. There’s also health sciences, pharmacy, rehabilitation, and therapeutic professions.

Florida Governor Rick Scott wants the state’s public universities to increase tuition ONLY  as a last resort. Yesterday he stressed affordability when he spoke to the  State University System Board of Governors. But today, the governor said he has no current plans to stop schools that do increase costs.