MANATEE -- The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees elected Lakewood Ranch resident Dr. Craig Trigueiro as chairman Tuesday at its annual organizational meeting.
Palmetto resident Edward Bailey, finance manager for Sarasota Ford, was elected vice chair.
Trigueiro, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011, was the board's vice chair for two years. He was nominated by fellow trustee and former chair Carlos Beruff.
Bailey, also appointed by Scott in 2011, was nominated for vice chair by Trigueiro.
"I am humbled by the support of my fellow board members. I appreciate our former chairman's leadership and his organization of subcommittees to get new trustees up to speed in a short time," Trigueiro said.
In new business, the board also approved SCF administration to move forward with:
design and requesting bids for upgrades to the Student Union at SCF Bradenton to include a café-type dining area with video gaming stations, an expanded Club Hub, a new university admissions office and reconfigured public safety offices;
building design for the new academic building at SCF Bradenton. Construction on the new 36,000-square-foot academic building is expected to start this year and be completed by the fall 2014 semester; and
a boiler placement project at SCF Bradenton.
The next board meeting is sat 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.