TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Peter Logan to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees late Friday afternoon.
Logan, 40, of Bradenton, is the president of Medallion Homes. He received his bachelor's degree from Wabash College and serves as a member of the Wabash College Alumni Association. Logan was appointed to a seat vacated by Charlene J. Neal for a term beginning January 15, 2016, and ending May 31, 2019. Neal resigned from the board Oct. 22.
Logan joins his boss, Medallion Homes founder Carlos Beruff on the SCF board. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate,
Beruff, whose term ends in May, said last September that he intends to be a short timer on the board, setting up another Scott appointment in a few months,
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Contacted late Friday about Logan's appointment, Beruff said, "You'll love Peter. He is a wonderful guy, He will be a tremendous asset for the college."
Beruff led the effort to eliminate tenure for faculty hired after July 1, 2016. SCF is the only one of Florida's
28 state college to stop offering continuing contracts to new faculty.
Subsequently, the full-time faculty at SCF passed a lop-sided vote of no confidence in the SCF Board of Trustees.
Of the 120 faculty members who voted, 118 voted no confidence, one voted confidence, and one voted undecided.
The SCF Board of Trustees has nine members and is chaired by Edward A. Bailey.
In addition to his tenure on the SCF Board of Trustees, Beruff continues to serve as an appointed member of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority. In September 2015, the airport authority appointed Beruff as its representative to the Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization.