Gov. Scott names Matthew Carter -as one of Three new FAMU trustees

Gov. Rick Scott made three appointments Friday to Florida A&M University’s board of trustees, filling seats vacated by the resignations of Lucas Boyce and Rufus Montgomery, and replacing Torey Alston, whose term expired in January.

The governor’s actions are the first in what could be several other changes on the board.

The seats of two other governor-appointed trustees, vice chairman Kelvin Lawson and Belinda Shannon will expire next month.

Also, two current Board of Governors’ appointees to the board, Karl White and chairman Cleve Warren, will have terms expire in January. The BOG also has to fill the seat of Dr. Spurgeon McWilliams, who resigned.

Here are the governor’s three appointments, whose terms began Friday:

Matthew Carter, 63, of Tallahassee, is an attorney and business consultant on energy, economic development, and education with the Ramos and Sparks Group. He was previously the senior staff director with the Florida Senate for both the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee and the Committee on Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security.

Carter had served on the Board of Governors of the State University System since 2012. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University, a master's in theological science from Smith Chapel Bible University, and his doctorate of philosophy from Gulf Coast College and Seminary.

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