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What people are saying about Frank Brogan

State university system chancellor Frank Brogan announced Wednesday that he was leaving Florida to take a similar job in Pennsylvania, a turn of events that surprised many around the state. For a full report of Brogan's depature, click here.

Here is a round up of a reaction to the news:

Florida State University President Eric Barron:

"He really worked hard to keep the lines of communication open with all the presidents and that's something to be appreciated. He clearly came at things with the perspective of being the leader of a university because he was the leader at (Florida Atlantic University). He clearly was comitted to a good university system and to pumping up our image and making sure that people knew just how good Florida universities are."

Florida Council of 100 Chairman Marshall Criser, III:

"Frank has served effectively and enthusiastically in many key leadership roles in our state, and he will be genuinely missed. We wish Frank and his family the very best in his new endeavor."

University of Florida President Bernie Machen:

"Frank has been a tireless higher education leader in Florida, and I wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavor."

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel:

"I think its been transformational. When you look at the relationship in the Board of Governors when he first got there, we were suing each other. And obviously the relationship was not at an all-time high. We have the direction, we have a focus and, I think, some very exciting times ahead in our higher education system. And I think Chancellor Brogan deserves a tremendous amount of that credit."

Board of Governors Chairman Dean Colson:

"Selfishly, I'm going to miss him. I think we worked well together. He cares deeply about the system, and he works effectively in the state. And as a chair, he did a great job of communicating with me and the other board members. He was always there. Administratively, I think he is going to be hard to replace."