Frank Brogan

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Frank T. Brogan
Lt Gov Frank Brogan.jpg
Official portrait as Lieutenant Governor of Florida
Chancellor of the
Pennsylvania State System
of Higher Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 1, 2013
Preceded by John C. Cavanaugh
Chancellor of the
State University System of Florida
In office
2009–2013
Preceded by John Delaney
Succeeded by Marshall Criser III
President of
Florida Atlantic University
In office
2003–2009
Preceded by Anthony Catanese
Succeeded by Mary Jane Saunders
15th Lieutenant Governor of Florida
In office
1999–2003
Governor Jeb Bush
Preceded by Buddy MacKay
Succeeded by Toni Jennings
Personal details
Born (1953-09-06) September 6, 1953 (age 60)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Brogan
Courtney Strickland Brogan
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Florida Atlantic University
Profession Academic Administrator

Frank T. Brogan (born September 6, 1953) is the current Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida, and former President of Florida Atlantic University. He was also the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Florida. Brogan is a longtime educator who served eight years in statewide office.

Education[edit]

In 1976, Frank Brogan became the first member in his family to earn a college degree when he received his bachelor's degree in education magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati. In 1981, he earned his master's degree in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Early career[edit]

Education[edit]

Brogan began his education career in 1978 in the Martin County, Florida public school district. His first job was teaching fifth grade at Port Salerno Elementary School. It was while teaching at this school that he earned his master's degree in 1981.

Brogan next focused his career on educational administration. He went on to serve as the Dean of Students at Indiantown Middle School, and then Assistant Principal, and Principal of Murray Middle School. While an administrator, Brogan negotiated a gun away from a student. Brogan was eventually elected to two terms as the Superintendent of Schools in Martin County.

Politics[edit]

In 1994, Brogan was elected Florida Commissioner of Education. In this position he oversaw all education activities in Florida and served as a member of the Florida Cabinet, which oversaw various aspects of state government. He was the youngest Education Commissioner in Florida's history.

Brogan was seeking a second term as Education Commissioner when, in 1998, Jeb Bush asked him to be his running mate as Lieutenant Governor. The Bush/Brogan team won the general election. As Lieutenant Governor, Brogan oversaw education policy and acted as legislative liaison for the Bush Administration. Bush and Brogan were re-elected in 2002; Brogan departed to become President of FAU in 2003.

Florida Atlantic University[edit]

Brogan became the fifth president of Florida Atlantic University in 2003 and was reappointed by the FAU Board of Trustees to a second six-year term, which began in 2009, although Brogan quit this position the same year to become Chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Recognizing the region’s strong potential to become a center of biomedical research, Brogan has placed special emphasis on creating partnerships between the University and leading research organizations. He fostered relationships with organizations such as The Scripps Research Institute, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, the Max Planck Society and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Additionally, FAU entered into a unique public/private medical school partnership that resulted in the introduction of a complete, four-year medical education program on FAU’s Boca Raton campus and the creation of FAU's independent medical school in 2010.

During Brogan's initial six-year term, the University developed its first-ever comprehensive strategic plan, which has provided a roadmap for progress since its inception in 2006. He oversaw the largest physical development of the University’s campuses as new facilities were built to serve FAU’s undergraduate and graduate population, which surpassed 27,000 for the first time. He presided over the early planning stages of "Innovation Village" on the Boca Raton campus, which doubled the amount of on-campus housing while adding the wellness center, alumni center, football stadium, retail space and additional parking. The stadium and most of these features were developed and completed in the years after Brogan left FAU.

In 2009 Brogan became Chancellor of the State University System and resigned as President of FAU.


State University System of Florida[edit]

Brogan took office as Florida's university system chancellor in 2009 during a time of deep acrimony between the Florida Legislature and the Board of Governors. As the longest-serving chancellor since the creation of the Board of Governors in 2003, his tenure brought a welcome stability for the system.

During Brogan's tenure, relationships with the Florida Legislature were restored, as evidenced by the landmark governance agreement of 2010 that provided clarity regarding oversight of the university system.

Meanwhile, the university system demonstrated significant progress in providing access to high-quality higher education. During his tenure, the system increased enrollment by 7 percent, increased degree production by 12 percent and saw record high attainment in academic standards, graduation rates, national rankings and research.

The board approved a new 2025 Strategic Plan that includes 39 key performance benchmarks, which is an integral part of Florida's nationally recognized accountability framework that tracks progress of university and system goals. This was part of Brogan's goal for Florida to have "the most accountable university system in America."

During the 2013 legislative session in particular, the university system took several major steps toward further excellence. The board and Legislature worked together to implement a number of top priorities, including establishing a path for universities to reach preeminent status, creating the nation's first fully online institute operated by a public research university, and providing a platform for a performance-funding model that fosters the unique mission of each institution while advancing system goals.

Additionally, the Legislature reversed an earlier $300 million budget cut and added more than $400 million in new funding for operations, facilities and maintenance.

In October 2013, Brogan left his post as Chancellor of the State University System of Florida to serve as the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nielsen, Allison. "Frank Brogan leaves Florida university system, heads for Pennsylvania". Sunshine State News. Retrieved 7/7/13. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Tia. "Frank Brogan, Chancellor of Florida's university system, leaving". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 8/7/13. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Jamerson
Education Commissioner of Florida
1995 – 1999
Succeeded by
Tom Gallagher
Preceded by
Buddy MacKay
Lieutenant Governor of Florida
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Toni Jennings
Academic offices
Preceded by
Dr. Anthony Catanese
President of Florida Atlantic University
2003 – 2009
Succeeded by
Mary Jane Saunders
Preceded by
John Delaney
10th Chancellor of the
State University System of Florida

2009 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent