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Branson Appointed to CF District Board of Trustees

Sept. 9, 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Rusty Branson to the College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees.

Branson, president of Gateway Bank in Ocala, will represent Marion County, succeeding Priya Ghumman. He is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 4, 2015 and ending May 31, 2019.

“Mr. Branson previously served as chairman of the CF Foundation, and we look forward to him sharing his leadership expertise as a member of our District Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president. “I believe his experience in finance and strong community involvement with be a valuable asset.”

Branson has been a resident of Ocala for over 22 years and has been very active in numerous community groups including the CF Foundation, Childhood Service Development, Southeastern Youth Fair, Marion County Housing Finance Authority, and First United Methodist Church of Ocala.

“I appreciate the exceptional service of Priya Ghumman, who has represented the interests of CF and our community since 2011,” said Henningsen. “As a board member, she assisted the college through the transition of leadership, advocated for funding for our Levy Campus, and supported initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students.”

The CF District Board of Trustees is made up of seven members. Additional representatives include Don Taylor and Sandra L. Balfour from Citrus County, Joyce Brancato and Robert Durrance from Levy County, and Ron Ewers and William Edgar from Marion County.


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