PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
Among those who attended the kickoff of the Florida Poly Vision May 31 were elected officials, among those was one of the 54 applicants to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Directors, outgoing county commissioner Bob English (in the center of the photo). On either side of him from left is Commissioner Melony Bell, outgoing state Rep.Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, Commissioner Edwin Smith and outgoing state Sen. JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales.
A former astronaut, the member of a national championship basketball team and two former members of the Florida Board of Governors are among the dozens of individuals who turned in applications to be on Florida Polytechnic University’s inaugural board of trustees.
In all, 54 individuals — 33 of whom live in Polk County — turned in their names to be considered by the Board of Governors, which will name five members of the board. The board released the applications it had received on Tuesday. Dozens more submitted applications to Gov. Rick Scott, who will appoint six members. Some applied to both.
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