What We Do

Established in 1933, FAC&U is the only organization comprised of all 70 college and university presidents representing all three sectors of the non-profit private and public higher educational institutions in Florida.

Unconquerable and Enduring
FAC&U celebrates 85 years (1933-2018)

This new year marks the 85th anniversary of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. According to some sources, the symbolic representation of 85 years is a combination of the sapphire and diamond - meaning unconquerable and enduring.

With such a long history behind us, FAC&U is Florida’soldest organization historically created by and for ALL public and non-profit college and university presidents. Collectively, we stand together as the leaders of our state’s higher education system.

And, although we have nuanced missions and stakeholders –we are stronger together; we must stand united for the future of higher education and the promise we provide our students and communities for a brighter future.

Sincerely, Ed Meadows
President, Pensacola State College
​2017-18 FAC&U Vice President

Latest News

News from the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities and partner institutions.

Hosseini gets top honor from Florida Association of Colleges and Universities

Local philanthropist and educational leader Mori Hosseini recently was honored by the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities as its 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner — the organization’s highest honor.

Hosseini, who is the Chairman and CEO of ICI Homes, joined some big names in the state including former Gov. Jeb Bush as being the award’s 79th recipient. Hosseini said he would continue fighting for educational causes...

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Rutherford to join PBSC as new VP of Advancement

David Rutherford, a seasoned higher education fundraising chief who also worked for more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership, will join Palm Beach State College as the new Vice President of Advancement.

President Ava L. Parker, J.D., selected Rutherford for the newly created position on her executive leadership team following a nationwide search. Rutherford starts Jan. 16 and will have administrative oversight of the Grants office, College Relations and Marketing and the PBSC Foundation...

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Membership is open to all Florida public and private higher education institutions. Candidates may apply for Associate membership after three years of operation as a college. A college granted associate membership will have a maximum of six (6) years to fulfill the requirements for membership and if the requirement is not met, the associate membership terminates.

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