Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Recommendations to Safely Reopen Florida’s Education System

On June 11, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Maximizes CARES funding to close achievement gaps and provide safe environments Melbourne, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced recommendations for local communities to consider as they finalize plans to re-open safe and healthy schools that are set up for success. This plan outlines the nearly $475 million in state directed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Governors of the State University System

On January 31, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Aubrey Edge and the reappointment of H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr. to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Aubrey Edge Edge, of Jacksonville, is the president and chief executive officer of Petro Services, Inc., and First Coast Energy, LLP, a gasoline and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Efforts to Increase Transparency in Florida’s Health Care System

On November 4, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Palm Harbor, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a number of transparency initiatives to significantly improve Florida’s health care system. The Governor was joined by Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Mary Mayhew, Representative Chris Sprowls and Representative Wengay Newton. The Governor announced the launch of Florida’s updated transparency web tool, the creation […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds Upgraded Bond Rating for State University System

On October 31, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

S&P Global Ratings Raises Bond Rating from AA to AA+ Tallahassee, Fla. — Yesterday, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA.’ “This rating upgrade is great news for Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity

On June 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS) and Florida’s 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Computer Science and STEM Achievements in Pinellas County

On June 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Largo, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Ridgecrest Elementary School in Pinellas County to highlight computer science education and the significant achievements of local students in STEM fields. The school currently hosts a summer camp that is part of the Pinellas County School District’s STEM Academies program. The Governor was joined by Florida Commissioner […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Charlie Lydecker to the Board of Governors of the State University System

On June 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charlie Lydecker to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Charlie Lydecker Lydecker, of Ormond Beach, is the President and CEO of Foundation Risk Partners. He is chairman of the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association and a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs Secretary of State to Evaluate Cybersecurity of Election Systems in Florida

On May 22, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis directed Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to initiate a review of elections systems security and cyber security throughout the state. In light of recent information that two Florida counties experienced breaches into their elections networks in 2016, the Governor wants to ensure Florida’s election infrastructure at the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Three Appointments to the Board of Governors of the State University System

On March 29, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Steven Scott, M.D., Eric Silagy and Kent Stermon to the Board of Governors of the State University System. “Human capital is our greatest strength to ensure the success of our economic future and Florida’s universities lead the way in shaping that success,” said Governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Brian Lamb to the State University System Board of Governors

On March 28, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Brian Lamb to the Board of Governors of the State University System. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Lamb to the Board of Governors of the State University System,” said Governor DeSantis. “He’s done a great job at USF and I […]