Republican U.S. senator finalist to become next UF president

The next president of the University of Florida has been named by a committee
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 5:07 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The likely next president of the University of Florida has been named by a committee.

The university tweeted that the Presidential Search Committee has unanimously endorsed former Yale and University of Texas Austen Professor Ben Sasse. He was a former Midland University president He is currently a Republican U.S. Senator representing Nebraska.

If approved, he will replace Kent Fuchs to become the 13th university president.

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The UF Faculty Senate will convene for a special session on Monday to hear from Sen. Sasse directly at Emerson Hall’s President Ballroom. Faculty senators will be able to submit questions.

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