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UF Black Student Affairs Task Force & Black Affairs to Hold Second Town Hall with President Fuchs

UF Black Student Affairs Task Force & Black Affairs to Hold Second Town Hall with President Fuchs

The University of Florida Black Student Affairs Task Force and Black Affairs are hosting a Town Hall with President Fuchs on Tuesday, November 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom.

This event is a continuation of the Town Hall dialogue held in March 2017. The organizations are working with President Fuchs to hold Town Halls on a regular basis.

At the event, the president, along with other administrators, will give reports on campus climate issues, the university’s response to events this semester and new university initiatives. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions.

Other administrators scheduled to attend include Jodi Gentry, vice president for Human Resources; and Dr. David Parrott, vice president for Student Affairs.

“It is vital we continue to have open, transparent dialogue about the issues facing marginalized students on this campus and across the country,” Will Atkins, Associate Dean of Students/ Senior Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, said. “This event will continue to help make our university an educational environment of respect and inclusion.”

The event will be recorded and live streamed. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about the Town Hall, please visit:

As part Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, Black Affairs creates, sustains, promotes and affirms Black scholarship, culture, history, and leadership. The area coordinates an array of educational, cultural, and social programs focused on the Black experience at the University of Florida and across the African diaspora. Black Affairs actively supports sustainable efforts involving the recruitment and retention of Black students at UF.

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To learn more about the Black Student Affairs Task Force, please visit

Media contact: Margot Winick,, 352-846-3903