Search continues for the next UF president
It’s been more than a couple months since University of Florida President Bernie Machen announced his resignation date. Since then, an effort has been initiated to find his replacement. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports this effort has led to UF officials calling on the public for insight into who should become the school’s new leader.
The public meeting with be streamed live at www.presidentialsearch.ufl.edu
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