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.
Fuchs, pronounced “fox,” will assume the position of president on Jan. 1, 2015.
According to a press release sent out by the university, Mori Hosseini, chairman of the Board of Governors, welcomed Dr. Fuchs to Florida and said, “The Board welcomes Dr. Fuchs to the System and looks forward to collaborating with him as he works to raise the University of Florida into the nation’s top 10 public universities. President Fuchs is a seasoned leader with great experiences that I know will serve him well in his new role.”
Fuchs comes to the university from Cornell University where he served as a provost since 2008. He brings 20 years of leadership with him.
Following his selection as president-elect by the University of Florida Board of Trustees, Dr. Fuchs and his wife, Linda, sat down for a videotaped 25 minute conversation with Randy Wright, executive director of UF’s public and commercial radio and television stations, to “share their impressions of UF and Gainesville.”
During the videotaped conversation, Dr. Fuchs discusses his leadership style, and views on UF’s efforts to become internationally recognized, amongst other things.
The video has been posted on the UF website and demonstrates that Dr. Fuchs “brings the University of Florida all of the qualities we were seeking in our next president.”
The video will also introduce you to Fuchs wife, Linda Fuchs.
You can access the video and more about Dr. Fuchs at http://our12thpresident.ufl.edu/.