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Nine-month faculty may elect to be paid over 12 months starting with 2018-19 academic year

Published: Jun 26th, 2018

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources
Mike McKee, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce that starting this coming academic year, the option for 9-month faculty to be paid over 12 months will now be available.

The annual enrollment period for this option will typically be from July 1 to August 15 of each year or within 60 days of hire. Since this is the first year of availability, this year’s deadline will be August 23, 2018. This […]

New Faculty Orientation August 15, 2018

Published: Jun 25th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources

To welcome new faculty to the University of Florida and provide information about available resources and services, UF Human Resources will be hosting this year’s New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday, August 15, at Emerson Alumni Hall.

In keeping with past practice, we will be communicating with college designees to confirm new faculty to invite this year. All New Faculty Orientation appointee information forms at: should be submitted electronically to Kara Sue Cobb at […]

Timeliness of Travel, Entertainment and Employee Reimbursements

Published: Jun 22nd, 2018

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 463 provides requirements that must be met for employee reimbursements to be considered non-taxable. The University of Florida must comply with these requirements to ensure the tax-exempt status of the University’s employee reimbursement plan is not jeopardized.

Beginning July 1, 2018 the University is standardizing the expense reimbursement process to address the timeliness of reimbursements and match the requirements detailed by IRS Publication 463 for all employee reimbursements. […]

Summer 2018 Commencement Information

Published: Jun 15th, 2018

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

Ceremonies: This summer, the university-wide commencement ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

There will be two university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, August 10th at 4:00pm) and a Master’s/Specialist’s/Bachelor’s Degrees Ceremony (Saturday, August 11th at 10:00am).

Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through June 26, 2018. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form can be found at […]

Sharing Announcement from Dr. David Guzick

Published: Jun 15th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the attached note Dr. David Guzick is distributing today to the UF Health community describing his intention to step down from his role as Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and President of UF Health effective July 1. (You may also view the note at

Dr. Guzick’s leadership over the past nine years has been transformative. He has created a culture of excellence and defined a vision for […]

University of Florida Regulation, Regulation Amendments and Regulation Repeals

Published: Jun 14th, 2018

Amy M. Hass, Vice President and General Counsel

University of Florida Regulation
UF 4.040 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code
The above-referenced regulation was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 7, 2018. The regulation in its final form is now effective and has been published on the Regulations’ website at

University of Florida Regulation Repeals
UF 4.040 through 4.0433 and UF 4.0435 through 4.051
The above-reference regulation repeals were approved by the Board of Trustees on June 7, 2018. The regulation repeals are now effective […]

Appointment of Assistant Vice President and Director of Contracts & Grants Accounting

Published: Jun 14th, 2018

Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

It is my pleasure to announce that Ms. Tiffany Schmidt has been appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President and Director of Contracts & Grants Accounting within the Office of Research. Since February of 2017, Ms. Schmidt has served as the Interim Director of this unit. From 2010 to 2017, Tiffany served as Associate Director of Contract & Grants Accounting. Prior to that, she served in the contracts & grants office of the College […]

Annual Fraud Awareness Reminder

Published: Jun 1st, 2018

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

As UF employees, we are all responsible for safeguarding the University’s financial resources. Every member of the University community has the responsibility to report any actions or activities of concern.

Part of being a responsible steward is to be aware of the possibility of fraud in our organization. Very often fraud symptoms are mistaken for administrative errors because we cannot conceive of the existence of fraud, especially in an organization like ours where […]

Appointment of Dean of the College of the Arts

Published: May 30th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Onye P. Ozuzu as Dean of the College of the Arts effective August 1, 2018. As Dean, Ms. Ozuzu will be responsible for formulating and articulating a shared vision for the UF College of the Arts, leading fundraising efforts, and managing the college’s budget and personnel. Ms. Ozuzu comes to UF from Columbia College Chicago where she has served as the Dean of the School of Fine […]

Appointment of Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President

Published: May 29th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to inform you that, following a national search, Antonio Farias has been selected as Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. His first day at the University of Florida will be July 9.

Antonio comes to us from Wesleyan University, where he has served as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion as well as the Title IX and Section 504 officer since 2013. Prior to that, he served as Chief Diversity Officer for […]