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Three Appointed to CF district Board of Trustees

Nov. 27, 2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed three members to the District Board of Trustees of the College of Central Florida.

“These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the college and our community, and I am pleased that they will be continuing their service,” said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president.

Ron Ewers is retired from Class 1 Inc. in Ocala, has served on the board of the United Way and is currently vice chair of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Ocala. He has been active with the CF Foundation and in 2007 he and his wife, Phyllis, were named “Benefactors of the Year” for the southeastern United States by the Council for Resource Development. They are the namesake of the Ewers Century Center at the Ocala Campus.

Robert Durrance, from Bronson, is retired from Levy County Schools where he served as coordinator of Testing and Truancy for the county and assistant principal of Bronson High School. He also instructed math at Chiefland High School and Cedar Key schools. 

Sandra Balfour, from Lecanto, is currently serving as chair of the District Board of Trustees and is District 4 representative on the Citrus County School Board. She served on the Association of Community College Trustees and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Ewers, Durrance and Balfour were first appointed to the CF District Board of Trustees in August 2009. Their reappointments are for terms ending May 31, 2017.

The board is made up of seven members. Additional representatives include Priya Ghumman and Cory Pool from Marion County, and Joyce Brancato and Don Taylor from Citrus County.

Trustee responsibilities include appointing, supporting and assessing the performance of the college president, approving long-range plans and educational programs for the college, and ensuring the well-being of faculty, students and staff.

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