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International Education Week 2019: “Go Greater, Go Global!”

Published: Oct 16th, 2019

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, International Center

Under the theme “Go Greater, Go Global!” the University of Florida is pleased to once again participate in the celebration of International Education Week (IEW). This joint annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education provides us an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

As UF continues
to rise in the ranks of the nation’s top public universities, we are keenly
aware of […]

Vice President for Student Affairs

Published: Oct 15th, 2019

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

am pleased to announce the appointment of the new Vice President for Student
Affairs, Dr. D’Andra Mull, effective January 13, 2020.

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Mull will lead UF in creating and
maintaining a healthy campus environment that facilitates student success. Dr.
Mull is a seasoned student affairs leader with significant experience in higher
education administration and a proven record of creating pathways for student
engagement and success. Dr. Mull comes to UF from Ohio State University, where
she has served […]

Assistant Vice President for Communications

Published: Oct 10th, 2019

Nancy E. Paton, Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Orlando
as Assistant Vice President for Communications, effective Oct. 11, 2019. 
Previously Interim Director of Communications, Steve was selected after a
competitive national search. 

As Assistant Vice President for Communications, Steve will
lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that advance
our institutional communications, including media relations, issues and crisis
management, and internal communications. 

He was chosen as a finalist from a national group of
talented communications leaders by a […]

Senior Director, Housing and Residence Education

Published: Oct 10th, 2019

Winfred M. Phillips, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs David Bowles, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Kuhlengel Horvath as Senior Director for Housing and Residence Education effective October 9, 2019.

Ms. Horvath has served as Interim Senior Director for Housing and Residence Education for the past two years, and before that as Director of Residential Life at Arizona State University. During this time, she has provided oversight, leadership, and strategic direction […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards: Call for Nominations

Published: Oct 9th, 2019

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

From now
through October 31, nominations are being accepted for UF’s Superior Accomplishment
Awards program. Celebrating its 31st year, the awards program
recognizes faculty, TEAMS employees and USPS employees who have
contributed outstanding service in their fields during the prior academic year.
We are excited to announce that for the first time this year, UF Health
Shands employees are also eligible to be nominated in a new Shands
Employment category.

winners of the Superior Accomplishment Awards receive $200 along with a
certificate of appreciation and university memento. Each division […]

Fall 2019 Commencement Information

Published: Oct 3rd, 2019

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

Ceremonies:  This fall, the
four university commencement ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.  They are as follows:

Friday, December 13th at 2:00pm: Doctoral Degrees CeremonyFriday, December 13th at 7:30pm: Bachelors/Masters
Degrees Ceremony(Arts; H.W. College of Engineering; Journalism
& Communications)Saturday, December 14th
at 10:00am: Bachelors/Masters/Specialists
Degrees Ceremony(Agricultural
& Life Sciences; Design, Construction & Planning; Education;

Pepsi Holds Pouring Rights at UF

Published: Oct 2nd, 2019

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President of Business Affairs

semester, we take the opportunity to remind the University of Florida
properties that Pepsi has the exclusive pouring rights contract for UF. This
means that only Pepsi products (including Aquafina bottled water and Gatorade)
may be served on University properties, including the University Athletic
Association, UF Foundation, and UF Health Shands Hospital properties. This
extends to events such as a faculty meeting, dean’s luncheon, staff retreat,
catered function or special event.

I would like to remind you that UF Procurement […]

UF Engaged: A New Approach to Providing Staff Performance Feedback

Published: Oct 1st, 2019

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

I’m pleased to announce that today marks the official launch
of UF Engaged, the University of Florida’s new approach to managing staff performance,
designed to encourage regular feedback, rather than a once-a-year evaluation. This
new approach was designed to support UFHR’s Strategic Commitment to take an
aligned and contemporary approach to performance management that focuses on
fostering high performance, development and retention.

With UF Engaged, there will no longer be annual appraisals,
ratings or complicated categories. Instead, leaders will get […]

Director, University Press of Florida

Published: Oct 1st, 2019

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Romi Gutierrez
as Director of the University Press of Florida effective October 4th, 2019. Ms.
Gutierrez has fifteen years of experience in scholarly communication, academic
publishing, and management of complex initiatives. As Director, she will
provide leadership to refine strategic priorities to better meet the challenges
facing university presses today, prepare for the challenges yet to come, and
seize the many opportunities available to the UPF.

Ms. Gutierrez has served as Associate Director and Director
of […]

Distance Learning Fees / Dates and Deadlines

Published: Sep 30th, 2019

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the spring 2020
term are now being accepted through PeopleSoft.  All departmental applications should be
submitted no later than Wednesday October 9th and Dean’s approval is
required by Wednesday October 16th.   

(Reminder, DL Fees
applications are required each semester for all courses as they are not carried

Policy, course eligibility and the process for applying and implementing a distance learning fee for a course is available here: