Marshall Criser III: Prominent business leader will lead Florida's state university system

Prominent business leader Marshall Criser III will lead Florida's state university system.

The Board of Governors unanimously picked Criser on Wednesday to serve as the university system chancellor. Criser has been president of AT&T Florida since 2005 and is the son of a former University of Florida president.

Criser is also a major campaign donor and has deep ties to other well-known business organizations.

The chancellor of the state university system is responsible for running the Board of Governors day-to-day operations. Criser is replacing Frank Brogan, who left in September to take a similar job in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Rick Scott praised the decision.

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