The Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Christy England will be the State University System’s new Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. The selection was made after a thorough national search, including interviews and feedback from Board leadership and staff.
The position manages the Board’s Academic and Student Affairs staff and plays a key role in overseeing the Board’s nationally recognized accountability structure. Among other responsibilities, the position leads the Board’s initiatives on Strategic Planning as well as its push to elevate the State University System’s national research profile.
“Dr. England has been an integral part of the State University System’s positive momentum on student outcomes and research,” said Marshall Criser, State University System Chancellor. “I have no doubt she will be tireless in her work to help Florida maintain its No. 1 ranking in higher education and that her experience and commitment will play a key role in our drive to elevate our institutions to the next level.”
Dr. England joined the Board of Governors in August of 2015 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Policy and has served as interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since July. With the Board of Governors, she completed multiple baccalaureate follow-up studies to provide students, parents, educators, and policymakers critical information about the experiences of graduates one, five and 10 years after they complete a bachelor’s degree. She also led the development of the Board’s 2016 Strategic Plan for Health Initiatives and the Board’s 2017 Improving 2+2 Articulation Plan. Previously, she was Associate Provost of Institutional Research and Data Analytics at the State University of New York.
Dr. England has a PhD in higher education administration from Illinois State University, where she also earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
“By virtually every measure, the State University System is moving in the right direction,” Vice Chancellor England said. “I am excited to work with all of our stakeholders and to play a larger role in ensuring excellent outcomes for our students.”
Facts about the State University System of Florida and the Board of Governors
The State University System of Florida is a constitutional body led by the 17-member Board of Governors. The system has 12 universities and is the second-largest public university system in the nation. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and managing the system’s coordination and operation. The Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the system’s chief executive. For more, visit flbog.edu.