Cornell University Provost W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) has been unanimously chosen by the Board of Trustees to become the next UF president. Fuchs will be UF’s 12th president-elect.
Fuchs’ appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2015.
“I will devote for the next 10 years all of my energies, all of my experience, all of my talents, and all of my abilities to achieve the aspirations you have for this great university to make it even greater than it is today,” says a statement by Fuchs on UF’s presidential search website.
W. Kent Fuchs has served since 2008 as Provost of Cornell University, where he oversees 14 academic colleges and schools, $2.2 billion in annual expenditures, and $500 million in annual sponsored and organized research.
Fuchs earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1985; a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1984; a Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1982; and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University in 1977.
For more information and to watch a video message from Fuchs, visit http://our12thpresident.ufl.edu