The University-Community Task Force 2000 Sets First Meeting
Gail Baker, Vice President
The University-Community Task Force 2000 will hold its first meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Gator Booster Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
President John V. Lombardi has appointed Dr. Win Phillips, UF vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, to chair the effort. Comprised of representatives from local organizations and the university, the task force will spend nine months exploring areas of collaboration and will propose a plan for addressing issues and opportunities that affect Gainesville, Alachua County and the University of Florida.
The local authorities and civic organizations are represented by Gainesville Mayor Paula M. DeLaney; Board of Regents member and Gainesville resident, C. B. Daniel; Bill Cake, Alachua County School Board; Chuck Clemons, chairman, Board of Commissioners; Martha Emerson, Junior League of Gainesville; John W. Fitzwater, publisher, Gainesville Sun; Sam H. Goforth, president, First Union Bank; Ed Jennings, Jr.; Marilyn Tubbs, Shands Health Care; and Larry Tyree, president, Santa Fe Community College.
Members of the University of Florida community who will participate include: President John V. Lombardi; Gail F. Baker, vice president, public relations; Jeremy Foley, director of the UF Athletic Association; J. Richard Gaintner, CEO Shands Health Care; Brent Gordon, student body president; Doug Jones, director of the Florida Museum of Natural History; Michael Martin, vice president, agriculture and natural resources; Gerald Schaffer, vice president, administrative affairs; James Scott, vice president, student affairs and Jay Stein, interim dean, College of Agriculture.