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Gov. Scott appoints 2 people to Florida State College at Jacksonville Board of Trustees

9:20 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday two people he has appointed to the Florida State College at Jacksonville Board of Trustees, according to a release from the governor's office.

Randle "Randy" Shoemaker-Crump, 48, is the senior underwriter at senior vice president at Fidelity National Title Group. Her term is set to begin Monday and end May 31, 2014.

Thomas Bryan, 45, is a partner at Terra Capital Holdings. His term is set to begin Monday and end May 31, 2015.

Both Bryan and Shoemaker-Crump are from Jacksonville. Their appointments still have to be confirmed by the Florida Senate, according to the release.

The appointments come amid several financial issues facing the college as of late.

In June, FSCJ President Steve Wallace and District Board of Trustees Chairman Jim McCollum announced that an audit showed too many financial aid appeals were granted without proper documentation. The errors were said to cost the school more than $2.5 million.

At the end of September, 200 vocational students experienced a delay in receiving their financial aid. These students were able to receive short-term loans of up to $1,000. Four employees were suspended by the board as a result.

In October, Gov. Scott ordered a statewide investigation of spending in Florida's college system following the discovery of questionable spending at FSCJ.

Gov. Scott also wanted more information about why the FSCJ Board of Trustees approved a $1.2 million severance deal for Wallace for serving as president to the end of this year and stay on staff through June 30, 2014.

At the end of November, a federal audit found that the school used an automated system to change students' courses of study without their consent and that some of those students wrongly received federal financial aid.

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