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Appointment of Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Published: May 21st, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to inform you that, following a national search, Mark Kaplan has been selected as Vice
President for Government and Community Relations. His first day at the University of Florida will be
June 7.

Mark comes to us as a proven leader with in-depth government and community relations expertise as
well as strong experience at the state, national, and local levels. Previously, Mark served as the global
head of public affairs and chief communications officer for the Fortune 250 company, The […]

Appointment of Vice President and General Counsel

Published: May 17th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to inform you that, following a national search, Amy Hass has been selected as Vice President and General Counsel.

Amy has been an exceptional member of the Office of the General Counsel since 2006 and also has served as Interim Vice President for the past year. Prior to joining the University of Florida’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, Amy was a litigator with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta and New York. […]

University of Florida Regulation Amendments

Published: May 9th, 2018

Amy M. Hass, Interim Vice President and General Counsel

University of Florida Regulation Amendments
UF-3.0372 Student Health, Athletic, Activity and Service and Transportation
Access Fee
UF-3.0375 Tuition Costs
UF 4.010 Employer Registration

University of Florida Regulation
UF 4.040 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code

University of Florida Regulation Repeals
UF 4.040 through UF 4.0433 and UF 4.0435 through 4.051 will be replaced by proposed Regulation UF
4.040, which sets forth the Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code in its entirety.

UF 4.0434 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Law School Honor System will […]

Year End Information for 2018 Fiscal Year End Closing

Published: Apr 19th, 2018

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 2017-18 fiscal year ends on June 30, 2018. The scheduled date for closing the General Ledger for the 2018 fiscal year is Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Please note the early deadline of May 4, 2018 for requisitions on appropriated funds for orders above $75,000 that require competitive bidding.

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

New Office of Research Policy Regarding the Submission of Research Proposals

Published: Apr 16th, 2018

Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

The Office of Research is responsible for submission of all applications for sponsored funding on behalf of the University of Florida. Last year, this office submitted over 5,400 proposals to a wide range of sponsors, including federal and state agencies, companies, and non-profit foundations, resulting in awards of over $685 million. The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is responsible for confirming institutional support for the application; verifying the accuracy and validity of all administrative, fiscal, and […]

Proposed 2018-2019 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2018-19 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 2018-19. The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2018.

The pooled rates include the following employer costs […]

UFDocuSign available to UF faculty and staff beginning this month

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources
Charles E. Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael V. McKee, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Beginning Monday, April 16, UFDocuSign—an electronic signature service that lets users securely sign and initial electronic documents instead of paper copies—will be available to all UF faculty and staff for free. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the service for official university business requiring signatures in order to save time, money and the frustration of waiting […]

UF Leadership Development Programs – Call for Applications

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the UF Academy and the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program. Both of these highly regarded leadership development programs will begin in the fall of 2018, running through May 2019. Applications are being accepted now through May 1, 2018. Because leadership development is essential to the effective management of a university, I hope you will encourage individuals from your respective areas to apply for […]

Search for Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President

Published: Apr 6th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

The Search Committee for the Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President has selected finalists who will be visiting campus this month:

• Matthew L. Boaz, currently Chief Diversity Officer, Wright State University, will visit campus April 9-10

• John Fitzgerald Gates, currently Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science, will visit campus April 11-12

• Antonio Farias, currently Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Wesleyan University, will visit campus April 19-20

Each of their schedules […]

Search for Director of the Harn Museum of Art

Published: Apr 4th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Search Committee for the Director of the Harn Museum of Art has selected three finalists who will be visiting the campus during April:

• Yasufumi Nakamori, JD, currently Department Head and Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art, will visit campus April 9 and 10
• Kymberly Pinder, Ph.D., currently Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, will visit campus April 19 and 20
• Lee Anne Chesterfield, Ph.D., currently Senior Advisor for Museum Planning and Board Relations, […]