Education

KENT FUCHS

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE

UF’s president since 2015, Fuchs earned his undergraduate degree in engineering, then went to divinity school intending to become a pastor. After earning a master’s degree, he returned to engineering for his doctorate. He served as a computer engineering faculty member for many years before making the transition into academic leadership. UF, which ranks among the nation’s top 10 public universities, has 56,000 students, 31,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members and a $7-billion annual budget.

EDUCATION Duke University (BS), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv), University of Illinois (Ph.D.)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I lived in Miami as a teenager and still have family there. I sold mangoes in Miami while in high school.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Pastor at a church or captain of a charter sailboat
FAVORITE VACATION A two-week vacation with all of our family aboard a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

STEVEN CURRALL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

FEDRICK INGRAM

FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan Higher Education

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Thad Seymour Jr.

University of Central Florida

Sandy Shugart

Valencia College

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

John Thrasher

Florida State University

Ronald Vaughn

University of Tampa