His career took him everywhere, from serving as President of the Universities of Alabama and South Carolina, to acting as chief fundraiser at Ohio State University, but a former hometown hero in Gainesville has now moved on.
Andrew Sorensen, former University of Florida Provost and 6-year Vice President of Academic Affairs, died Sunday at the age of 72.
Those who knew him remember a man with a signature bow tie, strong work ethic, and passion for involvement.
"I remember more about Andy in terms of his humanity and human side, he was a charming person, he had a great sense of humor and he could laugh at himself, which is not a common thing among the administrator, he didn't take himself seriously," said Willard Harrison, former Dean of UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
It wasn't uncommon to see Sorensen active in the community.
He's described as getting along well with almost everyone especially students.
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee says on OSU's website, Sorensen died unexpectedly, and gave no further information.
Sorensen leaves behind a wife and two sons.
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