Education

KENT FUCHS

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE

Fuchs has presided over the state’s highest-ranked university since 2015. UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate and graduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. UF has 56,000 students, 31,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, an $8-billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across Florida.

EDUCATION Duke University (BS), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv), University of Illinois (Ph.D.)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I earned my undergraduate degree in engineering, then went to divinity school with the intention of becoming a pastor. After earning a master’s degree, I returned to engineering. I served as a computer engineering faculty member before making the transition into academic leadership.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I lived in Miami as a teenager. I sold mangoes while attending Miami Killian Senior High.
WORRIES ABOUT When we lose a member of the UF community due to an accident or illness
READING Designing Your Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience