Senior Fellow for the Manhattan Institute and a mainstay on cable news and elsewhere, Christopher Rufo, is one of six people appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees.
The announcement was made Friday.
Rufo is also a writer and filmmaker. As a filmmaker, Rufo has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including America Lost, which tells the story of three “forgotten American cities.” In recent years, Rufo has led the fight against critical race theory in American institutions. Rufo’s research and activism inspired a presidential order and legislation in fifteen states, where he has worked closely with conservative governors and lawmakers to craft successful public policy.
Rufo earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
In addition to Rufo, Governor DeSantis appointed Hillsdale College’s Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., Charles R. Kesler, Ph.D. with Claremont-McKenna College, Emory University’s Mark Bauerlein, Ph.D., attorney Debra Jenks and Co-Founder, Chairman, and Superintendent of the Inspiration Academy, Jason “Eddie” Speir.
These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.