March 16, 2021

176: The Impact of the University of Florida - with Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, President, University of Florida

176: The Impact of the University of Florida - with Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, President, University of Florida
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Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #57. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, President at the University of Florida!  We are joined by special guest host John Farrar, Director of Education at Google.  We talk to Dr. Fuchs about the impact of the University of Florida, both on students and the local economy.  Kent discusses the importance of student belonging, which includes the more than 1000 clubs created by students to create community.  Add to this the discussion around marketing, messaging, and the goal of the University of Florida to get to 10,000 online students or more.  We ask Kent about future population goals, you might be surprised by his answer.  Kent is very clear about creating an environment at UF that transcends the expected and creates learning opportunities by matching students up with others from different backgrounds and countries when possible.  This is NOT the episode to miss.

Dr. Kent Fuchs became the 12th President of the University of Florida in January 2015.  Building on many years of excellence and focused leadership, the university has reached its goal of joining the nation’s top-ten public research universities.

Dr. Fuchs has since set UF on a path to joining the top-five public research universities and becoming the nation’s number one university for comprehensive excellence. UF is working toward those goals through the creation of 500 new faculty positions, the addition of advanced and beautiful university facilities, and an ongoing $3 billion fundraising campaign.

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