Amendment 12: Measure would change student rep on college board
MIAMI (AP) - The way the student representative is selected for the board that oversees Florida's public universities could change if voters pass Amendment 12.
Under the proposal, a new council of student body presidents from all 12 universities would be created. The chair would become the student representative on the Board of Governors.
The amendment's critics contend it would create a redundant new board. Currently, the chair of the Florida Student Association is the student representative. The association is made up of all 12 student body presidents.
Until this year, colleges and universities had to pay dues in order to have a representative with the Florida Student Association. Nearly all did, with the exception of Florida State University. That led to concerns some student body presidents weren't being given a chance.