Board of Trustees Meeting Ushers in New Chair, New Vice Chair Elected

FAU Board of Trustees

(Photo by Alex Dolce)

By brittany sylvestri | 2/11/2020

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees met today for its committee and full board meetings to discuss university business, as well as elect Shaun Davis as its new vice chair.

Davis has been on FAU’s Board of Trustees since 2016, serving most recently as the chair of the audit and compliance committee. He is the founder and managing partner at S. Davis and Associates, P.A. Backed by nearly two decades of experience in public accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services, Davis oversees all aspects of the firm’s business. Davis also has a rich history of involvement with educational, social and other community-based organizations. He is an alumnus of Florida State University.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as vice chair,” said Davis. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of FAU, America’s fastest improving university.”

Today also marked the first meeting with Abdol Moabery at the helm as the Board’s newest chair, taking over for Anthony Barbar, who had served in this role since 2013. 

“I am fully committed to the University’s continued success,” said Moabery. “It is an honor to serve as chair of the Board, and I look forward to all that we will accomplish for this incredible institution.”

Moabery, of Delray Beach, has been an FAU trustee since 2011 and vice chair since 2018. He is president and chief executive officer of GA Telesis LLC, a global leader in commercial aerospace. An active member in the community, Moabery is on the Board of Governors of the Wings Club Scholarship Fund, and serves as an adviser to several national and local children’s charities. He is an honorably discharged veteran from the U.S. Navy and an alumnus of FAU.

Barbar, of Boca Raton, was appointed to FAU’s Board of Trustees in 2008. Prior to serving as chair of the full board, he was chair of the Board’s audit and finance committee. Under his leadership, FAU selected John Kelly, Ph.D. as its seventh president; the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; and the Florida Board of Governors ranked FAU as the top performing public university in the state. An alumnus of FAU, he also served as past president of the FAU Alumni Association.

“We offer our sincere thanks to Anthony Barbar as he leaves FAU’s Board of Trustees after 12 years of successful service to his alma mater,” said Moabery. “His love of this University is evident in everything he does, and his guidance was key to getting us to where we are today.”

FAU’s Board of Trustees is a 13-member group responsible for cost-effective policy decisions appropriate to the university’s mission, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs, the measurement of performance, the reporting of information and the provision of input regarding state policy, budgeting and education standards.