I Was President of Florida’s New College. Then I Was Fired.
On Friday, January 6, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican of Florida, announced six new members to the Board of Trustees at New College of Florida, where I was serving as president. The announcement was not surprising. For weeks I had heard reports that appointments were likely, and everyone expected trustees with strong conservative backgrounds.
Originally published: July 19, 2023
Author: Patricia Okker
Position: Former President
Institution: New College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed