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Presidential Search Committee

It is the duty of the Board of Trustees (BOT) to select the University president, subject to ratification by the Florida Board of Governors. Candidates for the position of University president shall be recommended to the BOT by a presidential search committee.
The members of the presidential search committee have been appointed by the BOT.
Nancy Blosser

Chair, FAU Board of Trustees

Nancy Blosser, of Fort Lauderdale, is currently chair of the FAU Board of Trustees. Previously, she served as chair of the BOT Strategic Planning Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee, respectively. She is a registered nurse and currently a member of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Advisory Board. In her role as director of recruitment for the North Broward Hospital District, she developed a nursing scholarship program in collaboration with the administration and faculty of Broward Community College. She received her R.N. degree from the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in New Jersey and her MBA from the University of Miami. She is active in many charitable and community organizations.

Anne Boykin 

Dean, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU

Anne Boykin is the dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. As dean and professor in the college, she oversees all aspects of the administration. She received a Ph.D. in higher education from Vanderbilt University, an M.N. in adult nursing from Emory University and a BSN in nursing from Alverno. Dr. Boykin is recognized internationally and nationally for her scholarship on Caring. She has authored books and articles focused on caring, spirituality, nursing as a discipline and story as a method for the study of nursing.

Camille E. Coley, Esq. 

Assistant Vice President,
 FAU Division of Research

Camille E. Coley, J.D., is assistant vice president for the Division of Research and interim director of sponsored programs at FAU. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the University’s research federal appropriations process as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Sponsored Programs. Additionally, Coley serves as the associate director for FAU’s Center for Ocean Energy Technology where she manages the permitting and licensing activities for the center. She has been actively engaged in the University community as a member of the strategic planning committee and a co-chair of a University task force on meeting community needs and unique institutional responsibilities. She is also the Division of Research representative to the FAU Safety Committee and the Diving and Boating Safety Committee. Coley holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland - School of Law. 

David Feder

Member, FAU Board of Trustees

David Feder serves as a member of the FAU Board of Trustees. He came to FAU with a distinguished 30-year career in hotel and resort management spending 18 years with Boca Resorts ending as the COO of the company. He has been recognized for his community service and leadership and has received the Gulf Stream Council Boy Scouts of American Distinguished Citizen Award, the Palm Beach International Film Festival Founder’s Award and the LEAH Bridge Builder Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in furthering tolerance of diversity and commitment to the betterment of South Florida community. He currently serves on the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation Board, the Leadership Circle of the American Heart Association, the Resort Committee of the American Lodging & Hotel Association and the First United Bank Executive Council. Feder has also served on the board of directors of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and held the position of president for both the Palm Beach County Hotel Motel Association and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. Currently, he is Managing Director at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club located in Aventura, Florida. He earned an MBA from American University, Washington, D.C., and a B.S. in business administration from Rider University in Trenton, N.J.

David J. Gury
FAU Foundation

David J. Gury was the Founding Chairman, CEO and President of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals of Boca Raton, retired. He was also the Founding Chairman and Board Member of the Florida Research Consortium uniting all Florida university-based research, as well as the Founder and past Chairman of BioFlorida and current member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Gury was a past Chairman of the FAU Foundation Board and is Chairman of the Scripps Florida Funding Corp. Mr. Gury has a AB degree from Kenyon College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Timothy O. Lenz

President, FAU University Faculty Senate and
Member, FAU Board of Trustees

In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, Timothy O. Lenz is the chair of the Department of Political Science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, president of the University Faculty Senate and ex-officio member of the FAU Foundation Board. Dr. Lenz joined FAU’s academic community in 1984. He teaches and researches American government and public law. Active in the faculty union, faculty governance, curriculum development and professional development, Lenz earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Harry W. Orf

Vice President, Scientific Operations

The Scripps Research Institute
Scripps Florida

Harry W. Orf, Ph.D. is the vice president for Scientific Operations and professor of chemistry at Scripps Florida. Dr. Orf received a B.S. summa cum laude in chemistry from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University. Prior to his appointment with Scripps and since 1983, Dr. Orf served as director of the Molecular Biology Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital and principal associate in genetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. 

Dr. Orf is a founder and principal of Cambridge Laboratory Consultants, Inc., a consulting firm that has participated in the start-up of over 65 biotech companies in the greater Boston area over the past 25 years. Dr. Orf is also a founder and former board member of the Science Hotel at Cambridge, Mass. Since arriving in Florida, Dr. Orf has been named to the board of directors of the South Florida Science Museum, the Florida Coalition for Improvement in Math and Science, the Florida Research Consortium and BioFlorida. He was recently named chair of the BioFlorida Committee on Education. He retired in September 2004 at the rank of Colonel from the 804th Medical Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, where he recently spent a year on active duty serving with the Brigade in Iraq and Kuwait, and earning a bronze star.

Neale Poller

FAU Alumni Association

After graduating from FAU, Neale Poller attended the University of Miami School of Law where he was inducted into the Bar and Gavel Legal Society. He has enjoyed a distinguished legal career and is currently a partner in Garbett, Stiphany, Allen & Roza, P.A. in Miami. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator. Poller’s service includes membership in the Florida, Dade County and American Bar associations and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Neale served as president of the FAU National Alumni Association in 2005 and is currently on the FAU Foundation Board of Directors. He was recently selected as FAU's Outstanding Broward Alumnus for 2009.

Robert J. Stilley

Member, FAU Board 
of Trustees

“Bob” Stilley currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees Audit & Finance Committee. He has served as president and chief executive officer of HeartCare Imaging, Inc. (HCI) since 1998, bringing more than 20 years experience in the diagnostic imaging and cardiology industries to HCI. Stilley is a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine as well as a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computer Technology. He is a past president of the Martin County Council of 100. He has also been active in volunteer work as a coach for local youth sports teams and is a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church Finance Committee. He received his degree in business administration from the University of Florida.

Tiffany Weimar

President, FAU Student Government Association and

Member, FAU Board of Trustees

Tiffany Weimar currently serves as the president of the FAU Student Government. As president and as a member of the Board of Trustees, she is an active voice for the entire student body. At the state level, she sits on the Florida Student Association (FSA) Board of Directors where her duties include lobbying for many issues, including, but not limited to, current concerns like Bright Futures and textbook affordability. Tiffany is also an ex-officio member of the FAU Foundation.

Susan Whelchel

Mayor, City of Boca Raton

The Honorable Susan Whelchel currently serves as mayor of the City of Boca Raton. Mayor Whelchel was first elected to the Boca Raton City Council in March 1995. She was re-elected in 1997 and again in 1999. During her first tenure in office, Susan served as deputy mayor from 1999-2000 and was vice-chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency from 1996-1999. Ms. Whelchel was term limited in March of 2000 and was appointed by the Governor of Florida to a two-year term on the Palm Beach County School Board. Upon completing her term on the School Board, Whelchel was re-elected to the Boca Raton City Council in March 2003 and again in 2005, serving as deputy mayor for 2003-04, 2005-06 and 2006-07. She retains a B.A. in political science and has completed post-graduate coursework at FAU and Nova Southeastern University. Mayor Whelchel has lived in Boca Raton for more than 30 years  and, with her husband John, has raised four children who attended public schools and took active roles in sports and community programs.

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