February 9, 2011
— Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently announced the reappointment of Torey L. Alston of Fort Lauderdale to the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees. Alston, 26, is the chief-of-staff for Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief and has been reappointed for a term beginning Feb. 4, and ending Jan. 6, 2015.
"I appreciate Gov. Scott, Lt. Gov. Carroll and their team for having faith in my abilities as we continue to move forward," said Alston, who was previously appointed to the BOT by then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. "I will continue to work with the Board, Dr. James H. Ammons and all stakeholders as FAMU continues to move from good to great."
Alston previously served as executive director for Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity and interim executive director for the state's Council on Efficient Government. In 2009, he served as vice-chair of the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.
Alston, a FAMU graduate, received his bachelor’s degree and an MBA with a concentration in marketing and management. While at FAMU, he served in various roles including class president (two terms), student senator and president of the FAMU Student National Alumni Association. Alston is a life member of the NAACP and the FAMU National Alumni Association. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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