Mills Named Dean of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law
David R. Colburn, Provost
I am very pleased to announce that Jon L. Mills has been named Dean of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, effective July 1. I hope you will join me in congratulating him on this appointment.
A 1972 graduate of the UF College of Law, Mills is also a former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and founding director of UF’s internationally recognized Center for Governmental Responsibility, the state’s senior legal and public policy research center. He was on the law faculty from 1973 to 1980 and from 1988 to the present.
Mills served on the 1997-98 State Constitutional Revision Commission as chairman of its Style & Drafting and Public Education committees. He has been a principal investigator and directed major studies on environmental and constitutional issues, including international projects in Brazil, Poland, Haiti and Central America. Last year, he was a lecturer of a course in constitutional law as part of the Center of American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw in Poland.
I have tremendous confidence in Jon’s ability to lead the college during this critical time at the University of Florida. He brings a superior reputation, strong administrative experience, and a superb legal background to this position.