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Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, a member of the Higher Education Coordinating Council will attend a meeting hosted by the Lumina Foundation on June 26-27, 2017.

The purpose of the event is to assemble various states’ entities that are committed to a degree attainment goal. Pumariega will represent the HECC and will have the opportunity to take part in various discussions such as developing communications plans, engaging adults in postsecondary education, and developing metrics and dashboards for monitoring progress. All of these will provide ideas and best practices for achieving Florida’s Attainment Goal, which is championed by the Higher Education Coordinating Council and its business and education partners.

The event is being held in Phoenix, AZ. The exact address and location is currently being determined by the Lumina Foundation and will be listed here as soon as it is confirmed.

(This is not a HECC meeting. The event is hosted by the Lumina Foundation.) For more information, please contact Diane McCain (diane.mccain@flbog.edu)


The meeting scheduled for June 19, 2017 in Tampa, FL has been rescheduled for August 14, 2017, in Tallahassee.

Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council will meet in Tallahassee, Florida on August 14, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss progress on the strategic plan for the Statewide Degree Attainment and Completion Goal. The members will also further develop regional partnerships, plans and programs to effectively communicate the importance of preparing our students to pursue and complete a postsecondary education, preparing them for the workforce and individual success.

The Council has adopted a goal of 55% of Florida’s population ages 25 to 64 would attain a postsecondary certificate or degree by the year 2025. This meeting is a public meeting. An agenda will be published closer to the actual meeting date.


DATE: August 14, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, or upon conclusion of business
LOCATION: Tallahassee, Florida (Room/building TBD)


Diane McCain
Director of External Relations
Board of Governors
State University System of Florida

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The Council was established to identify unmet needs and to facilitate solutions to disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs and the establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers. Its purpose is to make recommendations to the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of Governors, State University System of Florida.

The Council’s recommendations will be consistent with the following guiding principles:

A Shared Vision of a New Florida
  • To achieve within existing resources a seamless academic educational system that fosters an integrated continuum of kindergarten through graduate school education for Florida’s students;
  • To promote consistent education policy across all educational delivery systems, focusing on students;
  • To promote substantially improved articulation across all educational delivery systems;
  • To promote a system that maximizes educational access and allows the opportunity for a high quality education for all Floridians;
  • To promote a system of coordinated and consistent transfer of credit and data collection for improved accountability purposes between the education delivery systems.

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