Leadership & Governance

Postponing Retirement, U. of Florida Chief Signals an Alliance With the Governor

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J. Bernard Machen, who has agreed to stay on as president of the U. of Florida, says Gov. Rick Scott has made a commitment "to use state resources" to help the university meet its goals. Dr. Machen did not respond directly to questions about whether dollar amounts were discussed.
January 09, 2013

Over the course of his nine-year presidency at the University of Florida, J. Bernard Machen has played the role of Sisyphus.

Time after time, Dr. Machen thought he was moving Florida toward the elusive goal of "top 10" status among public…

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