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|