Dr. Rao Musunuru will continue his long service with Pasco-Hernando State College after Gov. Rick Scott announced he had appointed the cardiologist to another term on the school’s Board of Trustees.
Musunuru first joined the board in 1999, and has been its chair three times over the last 15 years. If confirmed by the state Senate, the doctor with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will serve through the end of May 2017.
Musunuru has worn many hats in both medicine and education over the years, including time as chief of medicine, chief of staff, and even chairing the board for Bayonet Point’s heart institute. He is a member of the Association of Community College Trustees, and was awarded a leadership award by the group last October for his work as a trustee for the school, formerly known as Pasco-Hernando Community College.
Musunuru has been an American Heart Association volunteer since 1979, and has a few places named in his honor including an art gallery at PHSC, a CARES senior citizen enrichment center in Hudson, and a conference center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
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