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Board agrees to suspend presidential search, cancels candidate forums

The FAU Board of Trustees has agreed to suspend the presidential search and the university has canceled the candidate forums planned for July 10, 12 and 13.
Vice Admiral Sean Buck (top left), Michael Hartline (top right), Jose Sartarelli (bottom). Photos courtesy of US Naval Academy, Florida State University College of Business, and the Wilmington Business Journal.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with more information.

FAU sent out an email on Thursday afternoon announcing a series of public forums featuring the finalists for the university’s presidency scheduled for the upcoming week, which has since been canceled. 

Scheduled for July 10, 12, and 13, the meetings would have showcased the three presidential candidates and their visions before they interviewed with the Board of Trustees, the governing board of the university.

On July 7, State University System of Florida Chancellor Ray Rodrigues sent a letter to FAU Board of Trustees Chair Brad Levine asking to suspend the presidential search, citing violations of Florida Statutes.

In response to this letter, Levine agreed to suspend the search, FAU announced via email on July 8.

“As such, the candidate’s campus visits and open forums scheduled for next week are cancelled,” the email says.

The FAU presidential search is suspended until further notice.

Sofia De La Espriella is the News Editor for the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or message her on Instagram @sofidelaespriella.

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Sofia De La Espriella, Editor-in-Chief
Sofia is a senior double majoring in multimedia journalism and history. She is passionate about governance, foreign relations, and the Latin American region. On a determined path toward graduate school, Sofia aims to specialize in these fields and acquire an in-depth understanding of their intricacies. Ultimately, she aspires to become a respected political journalist.

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    Eduardo BurkhartJul 10, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    To BOG, Do not TREAD FAU.