Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday the appointment of more than 40 members to a new transition committee, this one advising him on matters relating to education and workforce development. The group will be chaired by the head of the State Board of Education, Marva Johnson, and University of Florida Board of Trustees member, Mori Hosseini.
The committee is comprised of a diverse group of education experts, including representatives from the state’s public school system, local school board members, and current and former leaders of Florida’s higher education system. Members also include education advocates and academics.
Among those appointed to the committee are former House speaker and Florida State University President John Thrasher, former local school official and Senate president Don Gaetz and former chief of staff for Gov. Rick Scott and education policy adviser Kim McDougal.
“These individuals will advise the Transition Team as they develop a plan to implement Governor-elect DeSantis’ vision of ensuring that every student in Florida has the chance to get a world-class education and develop the skills they need to get a great job and pursue their dream,” the DeSantis transition team said in a statement announcing the appointment of the committee.
Members of the Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development include: