Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2011

FAU announces new appointments to Board of Trustees

BOCA RATON — Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Angela M. Graham-West, Ph.D., Abdol Moabery and Julius “Butch” Teske, Ph.D., to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees (BOT). 

 This marks the first term on FAU’s governing board for all three appointees, who will serve through January 2016.

 The BOT, a 13-member group, deals with  policy decisions, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs, measurement of performance, reporting of information and provision of input regarding state policy, budgeting and education standards.

 Graham-West, of Plantation, is a financial advisor for Raymond James and Associates, Inc.  She also has worked as a consultant with Clairol/Bristol Myers Squibb, AT&T and Home Depot.  She has served as an assistant professor and international research fellow for Kansas State University’s business school and the International Trade Institute.

 She received a Ph.D. in education from Kansas State University, a Master’s of Business Administration in finance from Long Island University, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from Kansas State University. She succeeds former FAU BOT member Nancy Blosser.

 “It is a reward and honor to serve on the Board of Trustees for Florida Atlantic University,” said Graham-West.  “I look forward to working with President Saunders and the rest of the board to promote higher education and the continued success of FAU.”

 Moabery, of Delray Beach, is the president and chief executive officer of GA Telesis LLC, a global leader in commercial aerospace. He previously served as executive vice president of Aviation Systems International, Inc., and as director of marketing and sales at C-S Aviation Services, Inc. 

 Moabery and his wife are also philanthropists of various organizations, including His House Children’s Home, Kids in Distress, Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Food for the Poor, the ISTAT Foundation, the Factor Foundation and the March of Dimes. Moabery serves on the FAU Stadium Leadership Committee, is president of the Wings Club Scholarship Fund and serves as an adviser to several national and local children’s charities.

 He received his bachelor’s degree in international business management from FAU. He succeeds former FAU BOT member Rajendra Gupta.

 “I am honored to be named a Florida Atlantic University trustee,” said Moabery. “Over the past 20 years, I have watched this wonderful institution grow at an exciting pace. Now, I am looking forward to serving the FAU community and taking part in the university’s future first hand.”

 Teske, of Vero Beach, is a retired assistant superintendent for human resources for the School District of Indian River County. He also served as interim superintendent of schools, as well as a middle school principal for the School District of Indian River County. 

 An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army who received several high-honor awards for military service, Teske is a current officer of the Vietnam Veterans of Florida, Florida Association for School Administrators and the Treasure Coast Personnel Association. 

 Teske received a doctorate in educational management and leadership administration from Nova Southeastern University, as well as a master’s degree in guidance counseling and psychology and a bachelor’s degree in social science with a minor in health/physical education and military science from Murray State University in Kentucky. He succeeds Robert Stilley, current chair of the FAU BOT, who was recently reappointed to the board.

 “I’ve served the community and students of Indian River County for more than 36 years,” said Teske. “I would like to continue that challenge for many years as I move into the university setting and serve all the citizens of the region.

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