Search for UF’s Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Published: March 2nd, 2020

Category: Memos

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to announce that four finalists for the role of Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources will be visiting campus in March.

Each candidate’s schedule includes an open forum presentation and Q&A on the main campus in Gainesville and at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Faculty, staff, students and stakeholders are invited to engage with the candidates at either location.  Dates, times and locations for the open forum sessions are posted to the search website at along with candidate materials.

Feedback about each of the candidates can be provided through an electronic form on the search website or by email to Melissa Curry, assistant vice president for UF Human Resources, at

The finalists, in order of their visits, are:

March 9-10

Dr. Alan Sams
Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment
Station, Oregon State University

March 11-12
Dr. Nick Place
Dean and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida

March 16-17

Dr. Paul Patterson

Dean, College of Agriculture, and Director, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University


March 30-31

Dr. Scott Angle
Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture




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