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RELEASE: Board of Governors elects Syd Kitson as chair and Brian Lamb as vice chair

GAINESVILLE — The Board of Governors elected SydKitson as the new chair and Brian Lamb as the new vice chair on Wednesday forterms starting January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021. 

Kitson is Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation and development of master-planned communities and commercial properties. He has served on the Board since June 2017, most recently as the Board’s vice chair and as chair of the Board’s Budget & Finance Committee.

“We’ve made incredible progress in these past fewyears, and I couldn’t be more excited about the potential we have in front ofus,” Kitson said. “I look forward to building on the great work of my predecessorswhile also moving forward with some new strategies to make the State UniversitySystem even stronger.” 

Brian Lamb serves as executive vice president and head of Retail Banking and Retail Brokerage at Fifth Third Bank. He has served on the Board of Governors since March 2019. Previously, he was chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of South Florida.

一道本不卡免费高清“The State University System is key to Florida’seconomic prosperity, and I’m thrilled to work alongside chair-elect Kitson topush our institutions to even greater heights,” Lamb said. “It’s an honor to beselected by my colleagues, and I will do everything in my power to ensure thesuccess of our System and our students.” 

Kitson and Lamb will begin as chair and vice chair in January, when the Board will recognize outgoing Chair Ned Lautenbach for his service.  Under Lautenbach’s leadership, Florida has maintained its U.S. News & World Report ranking as the no. 1 state for higher education and advanced a number of important initiatives around student success and well-being, budget and finance, and online education.

Facts about the State University System of Florida and theBoard of Governors

The StateUniversity System of Florida is a constitutional body led by the 17-memberBoard of Governors. The system has 12 universities and more than 341,000students, making it the second-largest public university system in the nation.Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institutionand managing the system’s coordination and operation. The Board appoints aChancellor who serves as the system’s chief executive. For more, visit jualskripsionline.com or followus on and