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Florida Board Of Governors Spokeswoman Resigns


Kelly Layman

The public relations machine for the State University System of Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has resigned.

Kelly Layman was, as she often referred to herself, “a shop of one,” handling communications for the State University System during a time of tuition increasesa fatal hazing scandal, and the controversial launch of Florida 12th public university.

Now, she’s returning to the private sector as a partner at MedAffinity Corporation, a Tallahassee-based company that provides electronic health records to physicians.

Layman’s last day with the university system is July 20.

Here is a portion of Layman’s resignation letter:

It has been an honor to continue at the Board of Governors after service in Florida’s Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches. The opportunity to work these past two years with committed university leaders, students, researchers, innovators, and indefatigable journalists has been meaningful.

The System’s commitment to a “New Florida” economic structure – with public universities appropriately on the frontlines – is the best thing for the State’s future.

This exciting era has been a true privilege to be a small part of, especially for someone who has lived in Florida her whole life and is a “product” of the System.

The Board staff (past and present) exemplifies some of the best public servants in Tallahassee.


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