Keys college board expanding from five members to seven

March 29, 2014 

The Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees on Monday will consider increasing its ranks from five to seven governor-appointed members.

The board meets at 2 p.m. at the college's Middle Keys Center at Marathon Middle/High School.

Board members didn't return calls for comment, but college spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said "by increasing the number of trustees, we increase the pool of invaluable knowledge and insight that each contributes toward the governance of the college."

She said more trustees would also help with "distribution of committee work" and trustee membership on direct-support organizations, like the college's fundraising foundation and housing board.

The Legislature created the college but Florida law allows the board to decide on expansion. If that's the road it takes, Gov. Rick Scott would have to appoint two new members to four-year terms.

Current trustees are Elena Spottswood, Tim Keonig, Brian Schmitt, Bobby Stoky and Anne O'Bannon.

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