News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Criser Is The Finalist To Lead Florida University System

University of Florida

He was always the favorite, and now Marshall Criser III is the finalist to become the next Florida university system chancellor.

Criser was one of four finalists interviewed by the search committee Tuesday. The panel unanimously chose Criser.

Criser is the president of AT&T of Florida and has a long history in state higher education. He's a trustee at the University of Florida (a position he'll resign if he becomes chancellor) and has served on the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

The Board of Governors will vote on Criser at their meeting on Nov. 20th and 21st.

“Marshall Criser has demonstrated a clear passion for our universities and our system, and he can provide a strong voice in Tallahassee,” said Manoj Chopra, search committee member and faculty representative on the Board of Governors.