A Unified Institution
“What’s special about UF and the academic health center is that just as no physical line separates us, so we are not impeded by cultural or institutional lines of separation,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at the launch of UF Health’s five-year strategic plan, The Power of Together.
In Support of the Alachua County Education Compact
“Until all Alachua County schoolchildren can graduate from high school; until all have access to the same educational excellence; and until all are well-prepared for college, we still have work to do,” said UF President Kent Fuchs as he joined local public school, government and business leaders in signing the Alachua County Education Compact.
Human Relevance in an Age of Digital Benevolence
In his spring commencement address at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF President Kent Fuchs urged graduates to maintain their independence and compassion in our technologically driven times – with Siri making a guest appearance to help make the point.
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.
President Fuchs at UF Faculty Senate
In his first meeting with the UF Faculty Senate, President Fuchs said he wants to listen and learn from the faculty, so that he can help them reach their aspirations for the university and for their own research and scholarship.
UF's Commitment to Florida Agriculture
Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, introduces President Fuchs at the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet as Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam (left) and Hall of Fame President Reggie Brown look on.
Strengthening the UF-Orlando Partnership
President Fuchs and his wife Linda arrive at Full Sail University for an alumni reception capping an all-day visit to Orlando.
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.