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|