FSC Holds Ceremony to Install Ted Turner as 80th Honorary Chancellor

Jun 20, 2014

by Staff

Due to a bout of appendicitis, cable television mogul and environmental philanthropist Ted Turner was unable to attend the March 14 Founders’ Day Convocation where he was to be installed as Florida Southern College’s 80th Honorary Chancellor. In an inspiring and heartfelt letter to students, Mr. Turner expressed his regret at having to miss the occasion and his hope that he would be able to participate at a later date.

Yesterday, his hope was fulfilled when President Anne Kerr, Trustee Barney Barnett, Trustee Steve Buck, Lynda Buck, Provost Kyle Fedler, and Vice President for Advancement Rob Tate from Florida Southern College visited Mr. Turner’s offices in Atlanta to conduct the ceremony officially installing him as the College’s 80th Honorary Chancellor.

“It is a delight and an honor to welcome Ted Turner to the Florida Southern College community,” remarked President Kerr. “Throughout his life, he has been a man of remarkable vision and pioneering spirit and, now, as one of the world’s foremost advocates for environmental preservation, he continues to demonstrate the impeccable values and consummate leadership qualities that we work to instill in each one of our students.”

Yesterday evening, Mr. Turner posted to his Facebook page, “I wasn't able to accept the honor of being named as Florida Southern College's (FSC) 80th Honorary Chancellor in March, so today, representatives from FSC conducted the ceremony at my offices in Atlanta. What an honor and a pleasure to meet this great group of people!”