Grace King, left, interviews University of Florida President Kent Fuchs on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in the WUFT-FM studio at Weimer Hall. (Dolores Hinckley/WUFT News)
Home / Education / UF President Kent Fuchs Speaks With WUFT As 2018-19 Academic Year Begins

UF President Kent Fuchs Speaks With WUFT As 2018-19 Academic Year Begins

By

The 2018-19 academic calendar began at the University of Florida on Wednesday, and President Kent Fuchs visited the WUFT-FM studio to discuss a few topics of interest to students, faculty, and staff.

He spoke on topics including:

  • The geographic diversity of the incoming freshman class.
  • The addition of about 200 new faculty members.
  • Goals for the year.
  • The school setting its sights on becoming one of the nation’s top 5 universities.
  • His hope for fewer challenges this year compared to 2017-18’s Hurricane Irma, Richard Spencer, and a football coaching change.
  • A preview of Thursday’s state of the university address for faculty senate.
  • Advice for incoming freshmen.
  • Campus safety efforts to prevent any mass shootings.

About Grace King

Grace is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing grace.king@ufl.edu.

Check Also

Eastside High School Offers Colombian Students A Taste of American Education

The dreams of 13 Colombian students came true when Gainesville's Eastside High School opened its doors for them to experience American culture and education for two weeks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *