Frank Brogan knew his time as chancellor of Florida’s state university system was drawing to a close, but even he didn’t know he would be leaving his post or the Sunshine State so soon.
On Wednesday, Brogan — a former Florida lieutenant governor and later president of Florida Atlantic University — accepted a similar job in Pennsylvania and will start work Oct. 1. Coupled with the abrupt resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett last week, Florida is now without permanent leadership in its top education posts.
“His service will be greatly missed by education leaders throughout the state,” Gov. Rick Scott said of Brogan in a prepared statement. “I have no doubt, however, that he will continue working to provide families with more opportunities, so they can live their version of the American Dream.”