Frank Brogan became chancellor of the state university system four years ago at a time of deep acrimony between the Board of Governors and the Legislature. Brogan worked to ease that tension and, over time, strengthen the board's oversight of the state's 12 universities.
Before he moves on to a similar job in Pennsylvania, Brogan agreed to sit down with the Times/Herald to talk about his tenure as chancellor, the tough road ahead for Florida Polytechnic University and why the state needs a lieutenant governor.
Here is what he had to say about the post that's been vacant ever since Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned in March:
I happen to agree that Florida's governance structure should include both a governor and a lieutenant governor. We are the fourth-, soon to be third-largest state in the nation. Any governor who sits in that office today needs a partner in a state this large, this complicated, fraught with all of the challenges that we have.