Two UF Board of Trustee members begin new terms

Two members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees began new terms last week, with Trustee Chris Corr returning after a hiatus and Trustee Marsha Powers continuing her service after being appointed for a second consecutive term. 

Corr is the senior vice president of real-estate development at Rayonier and president of Raydient, Inc., a subsidiary company focused on real-estate development primarily in Florida, Georgia and Washington. Corr served on the UF Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2016 and was appointed by then-Gov. Rick Scott. He earned his bachelor's degree from UF and succeeds Len Johnson. 

His term started Jan. 7 and will end on Jan. 6, 2026. 

Powers is a veteran health care executive who was Chief Strategy Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corporation, where she oversaw the strategy and operations for 10 acute-care hospitals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tenet's Florida hospitals have 3,483 beds, almost 10,000 employees, an annual payroll in the state of more than $670 million and revenues exceeding $1 billion.

Powers holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and a master's degree in business administration, specializing in health and hospital administration, from UF.

UF’s 13-member Board of Trustees is charged with oversight of the university and consists of six members appointed by the governor and five members appointed by the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida. The chair of UF’s faculty senate and the president of the student body also serve as voting members on the Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees members serve staggered, five-year terms. Appointed members must be confirmed by the Florida Senate and are required to attend an orientation session held by the Board of Governors.


Emily Cardinali January 19, 2021