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New Physical Security Department and Appointment of Joseph Souza as Director

Published: Jul 15th, 2019

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President of Business Affairs

I am pleased to announce a new department in Business Affairs
called Physical Security. This department was created to enhance campus safety
and security in relation to a campus study which was conducted 2015-2017.

In the campus safety study, the addition of a physical security department was recommended in addition to initiatives that will keep campus safe and secure. In the next five years this department will create security policies, procedures and standards for UF, which will […]

New Policy on Business Entertainment

Published: Jul 2nd, 2019

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The Chief Financial Officer and University Controller have created a new expenditure policy for business expenses related to hosted business meals, University functions, and entertainment to update the existing University Disbursements directives.  The goal of this policy is to provide guidelines to ensure the business purposes of entertainment, hospitality and recognition are reasonable, and to set clear limitations for expenses.  This policy is effective immediately.

The entire policy can be found at:

Proper […]

Search for Vice President for Student Affairs

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce that we have launched the search to fill the
position of vice president for student affairs at UF by engaging the search
firm Spelman Johnson, which has extensive knowledge of UF and the field of
student affairs, as well as a commitment to cultivating and supporting a
diverse higher education work force. Chris Hass, associate provost for academic
and faculty affairs, will serve as the administrative search liaison.  A
search committee will be appointed […]

Search for UF/IFAS Leader

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

W. Kent Fuchs, President

Yesterday, Dr. Jack Payne
announced his plans to retire from his position as Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural
Resources. I am writing to thank Jack for his leadership of IFAS and also share early information on the
search for his replacement.

This summer, Dr. Payne
completes nine years of IFAS leadership. I am fortunate to have worked with Jack for half of that time and
have observed firsthand his commitment, passion, and love for IFAS, our university and state of
Florida. I […]

Annual Fraud Awareness Reminder

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

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 we may have […]

University of Florida Regulations

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

Amy M. Hass, Vice President and General Counsel

University of
Florida Regulations

1.0065        Prohibited Consensual Relationships

1.016          Admissions

3.0051        Lost or Abandoned Property

The above-referenced regulations were approved by the University Board of Trustees at the June 6, 2019 Board meeting.  The final versions of the regulations are now effective and have been published on the University’s Regulations website at  


Appointment of University Architect

Published: Jun 7th, 2019

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

I am pleased to announce Cydney
McGlothlin as the University Architect.  McGlothlin
has been a Project Manager at UF since 2003 and has managed some of the most
notable projects at UF, including the J. Wayne Reitz Union Renovation &
Addition, the Harn Museum’s Asian Art Wing and the Herbert Wertheim Laboratory
for Engineering Excellence.

As a registered architect in
Florida and Colorado, her talent and skill make her a strong advocate for
quality design at UF and she will represent the […]

Summer 2019 Commencement Information

Published: May 28th, 2019

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

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

will be two university-wide commencement ceremonies — a Doctoral
Degree Ceremony (Friday, August 9th at 4:00pm) and a Master’s/Specialist’s/Bachelor’s
Degrees Ceremony (Saturday, August 10th at 10:00am).

Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through June 28, 2019. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). Please see the order form at the link for your convenience: in mid-June […]

Announcement Regarding Leadership Transition within the UF Genetics Institute

Published: May 17th, 2019

David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

After serving for six years as Director, Dr. Pat Concannon will be stepping down as Director of the UF Genetics Institute.  Under Dr. Concannon’s leadership, the Genetics Institute has seen remarkable growth within its interdisciplinary research and educational missions. 

Pat joined UF in 2013 from the University of Virginia where he served as a faculty member for 7 years.  Dr. Concannon will continue here at UF within his tenured faculty position in the Department of Pathology, […]

Appointment of Dr. Robert Ferl as Assistant Vice President for Research – Strategic Projects:

Published: May 9th, 2019

Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert
Ferl as the Assistant Vice President for Research – Strategic Projects within the
Office of Research. 

Since 2006, Dr. Ferl has served as the Director of ICBR,
a role that he will relinquish in assuming the position of assistant vice
president. Dr. Ferl received his PhD in Biology and Genetics from Indiana
University in 1980.  Dr. Ferl is a
Distinguished Professor within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  He has served […]