University of Florida President Delivers State of the University Address
President Bernie Machen delivered the State of the University address earlier this afternoon.
Machen highlighted some of the university’s accomplishments in 2013-2014, which included the research contracts and grants reaching a new record of $702 million received, the signing of 50 preeminence faculty and the Florida Legislature naming UF as the leading research university in the state.
The president listed some goals for the coming year as well, one of them being to “seek top-ten status” among public universities. He also asked that people strive for three things throughout the year.
“My charge to you for the coming year is 3-fold: To keep the university moving in this strong direction, to help advance our commitment to excellence, and to further the research and teaching innovations that are driving UF.”
For a complete copy of the State of the University address, please refer to the highlighted link.
This entry was posted in University of Florida
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in University of Florida
University of Florida Dream Defenders and UF Students for a Democratic Society protested outside O’Connell Center Friday night.
New UF head football coach Jim McElwain introduced himself and talked about his ideas for Gator football Saturday.
UF received low level shooting threats from 15 separate Twitter accounts Tuesday night. The FBI and UFPD are currently investigating the author of the tweets. The University of Louisville received a similar threat on Monday.
“We’re encouraging people to make a quit attempt, and we’re going to be able to provide to them any of the services that they need to help them,” Nichols said.
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.