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Record Group Number: 000442
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Creator: State University System of Florida.
Title, Dates: State University System of Florida, Vice Chancellors' Offices record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The executive staff for the Chancellor and the Board of Regents included an Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and Associate Vice Chancellors.  Prior to 1972, the Vice Chancellors were called Assistant Chancellors.  Previously, a Business Manager assisted the Executive Director of the Board of Control.  The executive staff members served as administrative aides to the Chancellor and were responsible for specific administrative areas, including administration and support; academic programs and affairs; student affairs; and budget and finance.  The executive staff was the administrative head of the various offices of the central staff of the State University System, which is part of Division of Universities of the Department of Education.

    The State Legislature abolished the Board of Regents in 2001 (Chapter 2001-170, Laws of Florida, SB 1162, Florida Statutes Chapter 229.0072(4)(o) and transferred its functions to the Florida Board of Education, a seven-member board of gubernatorial appointees established the previous year (Chapter 2000-321, HB 2263, Florida Statutes 229.004) to establish educational goals and objectives from kindergarten through college and, with the Commissioner of Education, to implement educational policies established by the legislature.  In 2002, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment re-establishing a statewide university board, this time called the Board of Governors, to oversee higher education in Florida.

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