Florida Polytechnic launches official search for new president

Florida Polytechnic University has, officially, launched its search for the next president of the university. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the presidential position criteria recommended by its presidential search committee. With this Board’s approval, the committee will move forward with the search process and, subsequent, review of candidates.

“I am eager to fully begin the process of finding Florida Poly’s second president, which will be critical to the institution’s future success,” said Beth Kigel, chair of the committee. “I’m confident we will have a robust, and fruitful, search and that we will complete the process by presenting the Board with very qualified candidates ready to lead the University into another decade of achievement.”

Florida Poly’s founding president Randy K. Avent announced, in July of 2023, that he will step down at the end of the current academic year, after 10 years of leading the University. He said he plans to return as a faculty member, after taking a brief sabbatical.

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