Farewell Reception for President Bernie Machen set for Dec. 18

Published: December 11 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to a reception and celebration of University of Florida President Bernie Machen, who will step down at the end of the month after 11 years as president.

The reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 in the President’s Ballroom at Emerson Alumni Hall, 1938 W. University Ave.  Refreshments will be served.

UF Provost Joe Glover will speak during a short program that will begin at 3:30 p.m. Guest books will be available for attendees to share their thoughts with Machen and his wife, First Lady Chris Machen.

Machen, UF’s 11th president, began his presidency Jan. 5, 2004.


Media contact: Steve Orlando, 352-392-0186, sfo@ufl.edu