TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jose R. Oliva to the Board of Governors of the State University System.

Jose R. Oliva

Oliva is the Chief Executive Officer at Oliva International Foods. A former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, he served as a State Representative from 2011–2020. Oliva is the current Director of the Cuban Liberty Council and serves on the Oliva Cigar Company Board of Directors. He previously served on the Hialeah Census Board and Housing Commission. Olivia attended St. Thomas University.

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.




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