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Board of Governors appoints new UWF trustee

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State University System Board of Governors appointed Pam Dana to the University of West Florida (UWF) Board of Trustees today at its meeting in Tallahassee. Dana takes the place of former trustee Randy Hanna, who was recently appointed chancellor of the Florida College System.

A California native, Dana is currently senior adviser of strategic initiatives for the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition and owner and managing member of SURE LURE Charter Company. She has more than 30 years of experience in senior economic, business and university leadership, as well as policy making, public affairs and economic development for Florida and California. Dana served under Florida Governor Jeb Bush as director of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development from 1999 to 2007.

Dana has a doctorate degree in international development and economics from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work from California State University, Chico. She serves on the boards of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council, VISIT FLORIDA, Mercantil Commercebank, Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Florida Research Consortium, National Defense Industries/Communities and Scripps Florida Funding Corporation.