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Published: Jun 20th, 2024

Dr. Scott Angle, Provost

Today, UF announced that Dr. Elaine Turner, Dean of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, plans to leave her position and return to the faculty by the end of the calendar year. I’m writing to thank Dean Turner for her exceptional leadership and to share information on the search for her successor.

Dean Turner was appointed in 2014 and has led CALS with distinction. Her commitment and love for CALS, and her dedication to the college’s students, have […]

Summer 2024 Commencement Information

Published: Jun 4th, 2024

Jason Degen, Director of Commencements


This summer, there will be three university-wide commencement ceremonies that will take place in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Doctoral Degree Ceremony on Friday, August 9 at 2:00pm (processional to begin at 1:40pm).

Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees ceremony #1 on Friday, August 9 at 7pm (processional to begin at 6:30pm): ART, DCP, HHP, HW ENG, CJC, MED, NURS, PHARM, PHHP, VET MED

Master’s, Specialist’s and Bachelor’s degrees ceremony #2 on Saturday, August 10 at 10am (processional to begin at 9:30am): CALS, […]

New Director of UFIC Study Abroad

Published: Jun 4th, 2024

Marta L. Wayne, Dean of UF International Center, Associate Provost 

We are excited to announce the appointment of Seth Parrish as the new Director of Study Abroad at the UF International Center, starting July 1, 2024. Seth is a dedicated and experienced higher education professional with a strong focus on expanding access to education and a commitment to using data to drive organizational goals. His approach emphasizes reciprocal engagement, allowing him to develop his team while also learning from their diverse perspectives and […]

UF celebrates Richardson’s 10 years leading CLAS, looks ahead to Interim Dean Watt

Published: May 7th, 2024

J. Scott Angle, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

David Richardson, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is stepping down after a decade at the helm of UF’s largest college, effective June 30. Mary Watt, currently associate dean for CLAS, will then assume the role of interim dean.

“Dave is a passionate educator,” said UF President Sasse. “Education isn’t a job to Dave – it’s a vocation. He cares about our students, about our faculty, and […]

University Tenure, Permanent Status, and Promotion Nominations 2024-25

Published: Apr 22nd, 2024

Chris Hass, Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Faculty members being considered for tenure, permanent status, and/or promotion in the academic year 2024-2025 must be made aware of the website URL where they can find the University’s “Guidelines and Information Regarding the Tenure, Permanent Status and/or Promotion Process for 2024-2025.”  This information also should be given to new faculty to familiarize them with our tenure and promotion process.  Faculty should be aware, however, that the “Guidelines” are updated annually.

Academic Affairs will send […]

UF Leadership Development Programs—Applications Open!

Published: Apr 16th, 2024

Melissa Curry, Vice President, UFHR

I’m pleased to announce that applications for UF’s 2024–2025 Leadership Development programs — including Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP), the UF Academy and the Managers Cohort — will be accepted now through May 6, 2024. These highly regarded programs will run from the fall of 2024 through May 2025.

Given the unique challenges within a university environment, leadership development is essential to provide our current and future leaders with the tools needed to support the institution. Please […]

2023-2024 Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Inductees

Published: Apr 8th, 2024

J. Scott Angle, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) honors the University of Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas. Please join me in welcoming the 2023-2024 inductees:

Jonathan Martin, Professor, Department of Geology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Selman Hershfield, Professor, Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

These teacher-scholars were selected based on portfolio […]

Appointment of Dr. Dan Wesson as Interim Director of the UF Center for Smell and Taste

Published: Apr 3rd, 2024

David Norton, Vice President for Research

UF Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dan Wesson as the Interim Director of the UF Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST).  This university-wide center coordinates and promotes basic and applied research and education in the chemical senses across traditional academic boundaries. The UFCST applies this broad knowledge base to create a unique opportunity to advance discovery, application, and education in the chemical senses that can serve the state, the Southeast, and the nation.  Dr. […]

Transition of University Title IX and ADA Functions

Published: Apr 3rd, 2024

Amy Meyers Hass, Vice President and General Counsel;Melissa Curry, Vice President for Human Resources

The Title IX functions of the University of Florida have transitioned to the Office of Ethics and Compliance.  To make a Title IX report, please click the “Make a Report” button at the top left of the University’s Title IX website.  For compliance assistance, questions and support, contact information for the University’s Title IX Coordinator can be found here.

Additionally, the employee related ADA functions of the University have transitioned […]

Proposed 2024-2025 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: Apr 1st, 2024

Matthew H. Ellis, Deputy Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed fringe rates for fiscal year 2024-2025 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Although we do not expect any objections, the proposed rates are subject to DHHS approval and should be used with that understanding in your planning for fiscal year 2024-2025.  The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2024.

The employee categories and corresponding proposed benefit rates are as follows:

 FY2025FY2024ChangeFaculty (9-, 10-, and […]