Gators for Higher Education – June 2012 Update
As we turn our focus to the 2013 legislative session, we wanted to share some key information about the University of Florida. Your voice has made a difference! We are counting on your support and involvement again this year.
Higher Education Update
In the 2013 legislative session, Higher Education will continue to be in the spotlight. There have been several committees formed to focus on the role of higher education in our state. Of note are the two listed below.
Florida Governor Rick Scott created the Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education to evaluate the state’s university system and suggest ideas for reform. Learn more here.
The Florida Board of Governors created the Commission on Florida Higher Education Access and Degree Attainment. Learn more here. Go to the committee website for agenda, meetings dates and more information.
The Gator Nation is everywhere! The summer is a great time communicate with your state representative at his or her home-district office. Plan to write your local delegate and ask for their support in funding higher education. You can find your legislator through the G4HE website. Check out the Advocacy tools for tips.
Gators for Higher Education is a project of UF Government Relations in partnership with the UFAlumni Association. GfHE are an organized group of University of Florida alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends who want to help communicate the University’s goals to Florida’s elected officials. Our mission is to be advocates for UF and make it the best it can be — a top-ranked U.S. University that educates Florida’s future leaders, drives the state’s economic development, produces breakthroughs in scientific research, and serves the people of our state.
You can help, too. Here’s how:
This Web site is designed to give you the information and tools you need to support your flagship University. We invite you to learn about our legislative agenda and how to get involved with your Representative and Senator. There are facts about UF that you may not know and information on how to most effectively present our case. And there are links to informative Web sites.
The role of Gators for Higher Education is particularly important in this time of severe budget cuts. We need the voices of the Gator Nation to sustain our University.
Please join us by registering today!
For more information, please contact:
Jane Adams or Melissa Orth
111 Tigert Hall/PO Box 113157
Gainesville, FL 32611
T (352) 392-4574
F (352) 846-3124