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Pepsi Contract Reminder

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

Each semester, we take the opportunity to remind campus 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 campus, or at the University Athletic Association, UF Foundation, UF Health and Shands Hospital properties.  This exclusivity extends to events as wide ranging as a faculty meeting, dean’s luncheon, staff retreat, catered function or special event.

I would like to remind you […]

Teacher/Scholar of the Year 2016-2017 and Information about the SEC Faculty

Published: Sep 12th, 2016

Joe Glover, Provost and Sr. Vice President

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF 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 offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition, such as the automatic induction to UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS).

Current faculty members of the University are eligible for consideration for this significant award.  The selected faculty member will receive in addition […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards Nomination Period: Sept. 12 through Oct. 31

Published: Sep 12th, 2016

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

I am pleased to announce a call for nominations for the University of Florida’s Superior Accomplishment Awards program.  The purpose of the program, now in its 28th year, is to recognize Academic Personnel; Technical, Executive, Administrative, Managerial and Support (TEAMS) employees; and University Support Personnel System (USPS) employees who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of Aug. 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016.

Please don’t miss this chance to recognize […]

International Educator of the Year Awards

Published: Aug 30th, 2016

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, UF International Center

I am pleased to invite nominations for the 2016 International Educator of the Year awards. These awards are made annually in recognition of the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida. As in years past, three awards will be made:

Senior Faculty International Educator of the Year
Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year
Staff International Educator of the Year

Nomination process:

Senior and Junior Faculty nominations:

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the […]

Appointment of Assistant Vice President for the Physical Plant Division

Published: Aug 19th, 2016

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Helms as the Assistant Vice President for the Physical Plant Division, effective September 16, 2016. Mark has more than 30 years of university-related operations and maintenance experience and most recently held the position of Director of Facilities Operations at Virginia Tech. Additionally, Mark assisted Virginia Tech with leadership transition by serving as Interim Associate Vice President/Chief Facilities Officer.

During his career, Mark has held progressive and strategic […]

Religious Holidays

Published: Aug 19th, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost

Please assure that every faculty member in your college is familiar with the policy specified below and complies with its provisions as they relate to accommodating students’ religious observances.

Students and faculty must work together to allow students the opportunity to observe the holy days of his or her faith. A student needs to inform the faculty member of the religious observances of his or her faith that will conflict with class attendance, with tests or examinations, or with other class […]

Fall 2016 Residence Hall Move-in begins August 16

Published: Aug 11th, 2016

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

Fall 2016 Residence Hall Move-in begins August 16 and continues through Sunday August 21 campus-wide.

The UF community will be welcoming 8,100 campus residents and their families.

For UF faculty and staff working the break between Summer B/C and Fall, please plan for impacts on all campus roads and near all student parking lots as well as in these staff parking lots as residents park on a short term basis to unload their vehicles and move into […]

Search for Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration

Published: Aug 9th, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

This is to announce the initiation of the search for the next dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration.  A search committee has been formed and is chaired by Dr. David Richardson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The complete list of search committee members may be found at  Additional information about the search, including committee meeting dates and times, will be posted on the committee website at

Members […]

Executive Associate Vice President for Privacy and Compliance

Published: Aug 3rd, 2016

Dr. Charles E. Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

After more than 13 years of service with the University of Florida, Susan Blair retired in June as UF’s Chief Privacy Officer.  Susan did an exemplary job of managing the privacy function and we will miss her expertise.  Please join me in wishing her the best in her retirement.

Meanwhile, steps have been taken to fill this critical role for the university.  I am pleased to announce that Elizabeth Ruszczyk has assumed oversight […]

Notice of Proposed Regulation UF-2.023 St. Augustine Historic Properties

Published: Aug 1st, 2016

Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President, General Counsel and University Secretary

Notice of Proposed Regulation UF-2.023 St. Augustine Historic Properties

The above Notice of Proposed Regulation has been published on the University’s official website at