Gov. Scott Receives C.H.I.E.F Award from Florida Higher Education Association
ST. AUGUSTINE – Yesterday, during the Florida Cabinet meeting, Gov. Scott was honored by the Independent Colleges and Universities (ICUF) of Florida with the Champion of Higher Independent Education in Florida (C.H.I.E.F) Award for his leadership and commitment to higher education.
Governor Scott said, “Strengthening Florida’s education system is a top priority, and our Florida Families First Budget includes a $2,500 pay raise for all classroom teachers. As our state continues to create jobs and opportunities, investments in education will continue to drive increased economic growth. I am honored to receive this award from ICUF.”
President and CEO of ICUF Dr. Ed Moore said, “On behalf of the 31 private, not-for-profit higher educational institutions that represent the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, we are pleased to give Governor Scott the Champion of Higher Independent Education in Florida Award. Governor Scott continues to be a champion for Florida students and institutions of higher education and we appreciate his commitment to making sure Florida has a world-class education system so our students are prepared to compete in the global market place. We strongly support his continued efforts to energize our business climate in Florida since growth in the Florida economy means quality jobs for our graduates.”
ICUF is a diverse association of 31 independent colleges and universities. These educational institutions have more than 153,000 students, award 26% of Florida’s four-year degrees each year and produce 51% of the first professional degrees awarded in Florida. The Champion of Higher Independent Education in Florida Award recognizes individuals who have helped advance the cause of the independent sector of higher education in Florida.
Governor Scott held the Florida cabinet meeting in St. Augustine on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Gov. Scott and the Florida Cabinet kicked-off the day’s events at the Castillo de San Marcos. Gov. Scott and the Florida Cabinet were then joined by students from Ketterlinus Elementary for a tour of Colonial Quarter. The day concluded with the Florida cabinet meeting at Flagler College where Gov. Scott received the C.H.I.E.F Award.