He has the business background, political connections and the pedigree. Could Marshall Criser III, the president of AT&T in Florida, be the next chancellor of Florida's state university system?
Criser's name is coming up most often during whispered conversations about the job and who may apply.
Criser, who lives in Coral Gables, declined to speak with the Times/Herald on Monday. Board of Governors spokeswoman Kim Wilmath said eight applications and a number of inquires have been fielded already but declined to identify Criser specifically.