SCF Board Report: October 30, 2012

(Bradenton, Fla., October 30, 2012) — At its monthly meeting held Oct. 30, 2012, the District Board of Trustees of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) accepted the resignation, effective immediately, of SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner, and approved a Separation Agreement and Mutual General Release.

Interim steps will be considered by the board in coming days.

Board Chair Carlos Beruff issued a statement asserting SCF's strength as an institution and ongoing commitment to its mission:

"The Board and Dr. Hafner have reached an agreement. In light of this development, it is appropriate that we speak with one voice. For 55 years State College of Florida has been the college of the community.

To our students, employees and the community, we affirm that the college is on course and our dedication to the SCF mission is strong.

The entire SCF community is prepared to refocus on our central responsibility of providing a high-quality, affordable and accessible college education."

Other board action included:

  • Approval of nonfinancial and financial consent agenda items
  • Approval of the remodeling of chemistry lab at SCF Venice
  • Selection of Chairman Carlos Beruff as the Board representative to participate in the RFQ process for the selection of a continuing contract architect and engineering firm.

At the end of the meeting, trustees Joe Miller and Jennifer Saslaw announced their resignations from the board. Saslaw, a longtime SCF supporter and board member, expressed appreciation to College employees for their dedication to students.

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