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Roepstorff appointed to FGCU Board of Trustees

By Staff | Oct 27, 2009

The Board of Governors announced last week that Sanibel resident Robbie Roepstorff has been selected to serve on the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Board of Trustees. She is the first Sanibel resident to receive this honor.

Roepstorff was one of 21 individuals unanimously appointed to be members of the Boards of Trustees at the 11 institutions of the State University System of Florida.

“I welcome all of the new trustees to the State University System,” said Sheila M. McDevitt, chair of the Board of Governors. “These individuals have distinguished records of leadership and experience, and they will provide trusted guidance to their institutions.”

The 13-member Board of Trustees at each institution is responsible for cost-effective policy, implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission. The new appointees will join their respective boards on Jan. 6, 2010 to serve five-year terms.

Ann H. Hamilton of Fort Myers was also appointed to the FGCU Board of Trustees. Hamilton’s family was instrumental in the effort to bring the 10th state university, Florida Gulf Coast University, to Southwest Florida.

“I am delighted to be joining Ann and the other Trustees in service to FGCU”, said Roepstorff. “I am also grateful to our directors and staff at Edison National Bank and Bank of the Islands. Without their total commitment to our customers, I would not have the opportunity to serve the community we all love and value so much.”

Roepstorff is the President and a Founder of Edison National Bank, Lee County’s oldest community bank. The bank has two Edison offices in Fort Myers and a third Bank of the Islands office on Sanibel. She serves on several local non-profit boards, including the Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel/Captiva, the Horizon Council, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Lee County’s Industrial Development Authority, and the Uncommon Friends Foundation. She is the current Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year for Lee County.

The Board of Governors is the constitutional body created by voters in 2002 to guide the State University System of Florida.