UF Presidential Search Committee announcement update

Dear University of Florida family and friends:

On March 29, I announced the members of the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee, and today I am pleased to share with you the individuals who will serve as advisors to the Search Committee Chair and the UF Board of Trustees Chair throughout the search process. These accomplished individuals have valuable experience and insights about the University of Florida and its strategic priorities. These individuals are not members of a committee, but will be available to Search Chair Rahul Patel and to me for consultation and assistance. They are:

  • Scott Angle, UF Vice President for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Paul Broadie II, President, Santa Fe College
  • Kent Fuchs, UF President
  • Joseph Glover, UF Senior Vice President and Provost
  • Amy Meyers Hass, UF Vice President and General Counsel (legal advisor to the Search Committee)
  • Charles Lane, UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (administrative liaison to the Search Committee)
  • Marsha McGriff, UF Chief Diversity Officer
  • Tom Mitchell, UF Vice President for Advancement and Executive Vice President for the UF Foundation
  • Saby Mitra, Dean, UF Warrington College of Business
  • David Nelson, UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and President of UF
  • Mary Parker, UF Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost
  • Nicole Perez Stedman, UF Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Scott Stricklin, UF Athletic Director

In addition, we plan to launch our search website within the next two weeks. The website will contain information about the exciting and transformative initiatives underway at the University of Florida as well as short biographies of the Search Committee members, search advisors, and our executive search firm. The website, which will be continuously updated, will be the central repository for all information regarding the search as it becomes available, including meeting schedules, methods to provide input regarding the desired qualifications and criteria of the next president, the rules and requirements governing the search, and other important information. The new Florida law governing presidential searches requires the names and identities of applicants to remain confidential until the finalists are selected. The names of the finalists become public 21 days before those finalists are interviewed.

I want to thank the entire UF community in advance for your participation in this exciting and promising time as we find the next leader to carry our momentum into the future.


Morteza “Mori” Hosseini

UF News April 15, 2022