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Gators ready to cross the pond
By Alexys Martinez on July 5th, 2012
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Today the Florida Board of Governors unanimously confirmed the selection of Dr. Kent Fuchs as the 12th president of the University of Florida, taking over Bernie Machen’s position.
Janine Sikes, assistant vice president of media relations and public affairs at the University of Florida, emailed the documents to media outlets at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Sikes said the university will make no statement.
W. Kent Fuchs, Provost for Cornell University Ph.D., has been selected as the University of Florida’s 12th president-designate.
On Monday, the search for the University of Florida’s next president was narrowed from 15 candidates to three. The candidates, Wesley Fuchs, David McLaughlin and Sibrandes Poppema, had their photos taken at Weimer and were interviewed to help make the final decision.