Interim Vice President Appointment
J. Bernard Machen, President
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Larry Arrington as interim senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.
Larry, currently dean for IFAS Extension, succeeds Dr. Jimmy Cheek, who in October was named chancellor of the University of Tennessee. Larry will assume his new position on January 12. A start date for the national search for the senior vice president position has not been set.
Larry received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from UF; a master’s degree in education from the University of Georgia; and a doctorate in agricultural education from The Ohio State University.
He came to UF in 1981 as a faculty member in agricultural education and communication. He served as the district extension director from 1991 to 1997. Larry was appointed associate dean for extension in 1997 and has served as dean since 2003.
Please join me in welcoming Larry to his new position as interim senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.