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Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Planning and Research

Published: Apr 26th, 2017

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cathy Lebo as Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Planning and Research effective June 16, 2017. Dr. Lebo comes to UF with a wide array of institutional research experience. She served as Assistant Provost for Institutional Research at Johns Hopkins University for over 10 years and prior to that was Director of Institutional Research at Southern Methodist University for over nine years.

Additionally, she was […]

Proposed 2017-2018 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: Apr 26th, 2017

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2017-18 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 2017-18. The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2017.

The pooled rates include the following employer […]

UF-City of Gainesville award recipients announced

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is pleased to announce the recipients of $312,760 in funding for seven UF-City of Gainesville research projects.

As part of UF’s Strategic Development Plan, I announced in February a call for proposals that utilize the UF campus and greater Gainesville community as a living laboratory to address real-world problems in the local community.

The response to the call for proposals was impressive. We […]

Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring Award Winners

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

Dr. Henry Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean

The life of the university is greatly enhanced by the quality of our doctoral students, and they take their direction from our many outstanding faculty members. In an effort to continue to promote doctoral studies and to recognize excellence in doctoral student mentoring by our faculty, awards are given each year to at least five faculty doctoral advisors selected on a competitive basis.

The Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award winners for the 2016-2017 competition are:

Elizabeth […]

2016-2017 Fiscal Year-End Closing

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

Alan M. West Assistant Vice President and University Controller

It is that time of year again to prepare for the annual closing of the fiscal year. The 2016-17 fiscal year ends on June 30, 2017. The scheduled date for closing the General Ledger for the 2017 fiscal year is Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Please note the early deadline of May 5, 2017 for requisitions on appropriated funds for orders above $75,000 that require competitive bidding.

Year-end closing requires the coordinated efforts of Finance and Accounting […]

New Employee Reimbursements Policy

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The following is a new policy for employee reimbursements related to the existing University Disbursements directives. The goal of this policy is to better clarify the University’s guidelines for other employee reimbursements – those that do not involve travel or business hosting. The full policy is below, and can also be found on the Finance and Accounting, University Disbursements website at http://www.fa.ufl.edu/directives-and-procedures/disbursements/.

You may contact Randy Staples at rstaples@ufl.edu or Ruth Harris […]

UF Leadership Development Programs – Call for Applications

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the UF Academy and the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals programs. Both of these highly regarded leadership development programs will begin in the fall of 2017, running through May 2018. Applications are being accepted now through May 1, 2017. Because leadership development is essential to the effective management of a university, I hope you will encourage individuals from your respective areas to apply […]

2016-2017 Teacher-Scholar of the Year

Published: Apr 11th, 2017

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Scott K. Powers, Distinguished Professor, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance, has been awarded the University of Florida Teacher-Scholar of the Year award for 2016-2017.

Originating in 1960, this is the University of Florida’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award. It provides an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition. In making the award, the […]

Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs

Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

Dr. David Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

After a national search, I am pleased to announce Mr. Will Atkins has been selected as Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, effective immediately.

The Executive Director oversees the department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs including Black Affairs, Hispanic-Latino Affairs, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Affairs, and Intercultural Engagement. Multicultural and Diversity Affairs supports and empowers underserved communities and leads the Division of Student Affairs’ inclusion efforts […]

Schedule of Paydays and Critical Dates – FY 2017-2018

Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

A Schedule of Paydays and Critical Dates for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 can be accessed on the
Payroll and Tax Services, Finance and Accounting website at:

Payroll Schedules

The schedule includes Time and Labor deadlines as well as the Human Resource office’s
deadlines to assure that all supporting documents are received in time for approval for
the next payday.

You may contact Linda Orfield, lorfield@ufl.edu or Roberta Elkins, relkins1056@ufl.edu in
University Payroll and Tax Services, (352) 392-1231, if you have […]