September 3, 1999
U. of Florida's President Resigns After Tenure Marked by Successes and Blunders
President John V. Lombardi of the University of Florida agreed to resign last week, reportedly at the behest of state higher-education officials who had lost their tolerance for his often-obstreperous management style.
Mr. Lombardi, who is credited with bolstering the university's reputation during his nine and a half years at the helm, issued a statement saying he would resign, effective November 1. He plans to remain on the campus as a tenured professor of