Ready to Fly
“As you reach out to accept others here at UF, I hope that you are also able to accept yourself,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at Convocation for the Class of 2019. Here, he sings the alma mater with Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane and student and UF Honor Code Chancellor Geeta Iyer.
Zig and Zag to Find Your Path
In his summer commencement address at the O’Connell Center, UF President Kent Fuchs told Class of 2015 graduates that it’s OK to be uncertain of their paths forward - and that allowing their journeys to shape their dreams may even be the better course.
A Magnificent Medical Education Facility
“Love for teaching and learning is embedded in our souls, and it’s in the soul of the University of Florida. No building on our campus, or on any other campus that I’m aware of, has better captured this reality than the Harrell building,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at the ribbon-cutting for the Harrell Medical Education Building.
The Knowledge We Don’t Get in Class
"When you give your energy and time to others, you may shift your focus away from your studies and careers – but you add immeasurably to your educations,” UF President Kent Fuchs told students at the Presidential Service Awards ceremony. He is pictured here with Alex Breslin, winner of the Outstanding Servant-Leader of the Year Award, and Dave Richardson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
This is Our Moment
“We’re on steeper trajectory than other universities. We’re in the nation’s third-largest state and international center of culture and commerce. And we’re moving forward at a time when the Gator Nation is united behind the same ambition for greatness,” UF President Kent Fuchs told UF alumni and friends at a reception capping an all-day visit to Miami.
Creating a Culture of Innovation
“The reason ‘innovation’ has become such a catchphrase here in Gainesville goes beyond faculty doing research, patenting inventions and starting companies. It’s also about education, students and creating a culture,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at the annual Innovation Showcase sponsored by the UF Office of Technology Licensing.
Setting the Standard for Acceptance and Equality
“I want to assure you that I will continue the University of Florida’s recent tradition of leadership in opposition to discrimination, and in support of equality and fairness for the full diversity of people on our campus,” President Fuchs told members of UF’s LGBT community at the Lavender Graduation Ceremony.