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UF presidential search continues with interview preparation

By on October 23rd, 2012

While the search for the next U.S. president will be determined on Nov. 6, the search for the University of Florida’s next president continues toward the interviewing phase.

The UF Presidential Search Committee’s campus interview subcommittee met Tuesday at Tigert Hall to discuss which areas of campus the candidates will tour, as well as possible interview questions.

Different areas discussed were the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the student life and athletic center around the J. Wayne Reitz Union, the cultural plaza and the Keene Faculty Center.

Additional tour destinations will be added based on a candidates’ specific interests.

The subcommittee will use questions submitted by students, stakeholders, as well as members of UF’s student government and faculty.

Students will have the opportunity to send in questions. Questions appearing most frequently and questions deemed the most important will be used.

In June, current UF President Bernie Machen announced plans to retire in 2013. Machen said he will stay at UF until the committee chooses a successor.

Cassandra Feyerabend contributed to this story.


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