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FAU’s New Board of Trustees Appointment
Anthony Barbar Joins Board in June

                BOCA RATON , FL (June 19, 2008) – The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Anthony Barbar ’78 to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.   The Trustees, a 13-member group, are responsible for cost-effective policy decisions appropriate to the university’s mission, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs, the measurement of performance, the reporting of information and the provision of input regarding state policy, budgeting and education standards.  Barbar is replacing former BOT member Norman Tripp.

             “It is an honor to be selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of my alma mater, on behalf of Florida and the Board of Governors,” said Barbar.   “I’m looking forward to this new role, as well as the opportunity to work with the other Board of Trustee members and the administration in continuing the university’s successes into the future.”

            Barbar is the president of Barbar & Associates, LLC and leads all aspects of the licensed real estate brokerage firm. He currently oversees the real estate needs of numerous corporate clients and provides consulting services, as well as evaluates companies’ needs, investment strategies, site selections, planning, relocation and commercial leasing transactions for an array of major South Florida companies. Barbar was considered one of the youngest executives to be involved in the acquisition, planning, designing, financing, development and sales of large upscale residential communities.  He also has been involved in the assembling and planning of a major commercial mixed-used project.  

Barbar is an active member of community and civic organizations, including the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Sheridan House Family Ministries and Boca Raton Community Church.

Barbar earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.  He is the president of the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association.  He also serves on the Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees and is the director of Student Leadership University in Orlando.

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