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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Governance


The information in this catalog is current as of July 2011. Please contact individual programs for any additional information or changes.

Florida State Board of Education
Florida Board of Governors
UF Board of Trustees
UF President and VPs
UF Deans and Other Administrators
Purpose and Mission
History
Government of UF

Florida State Board of Education

KATHLEEN SHANAHAN
Chair, Tampa

GARY CHARTRAND
Ponte Vedra Beach

AKSHAY DESAI
St. Petersburg

MARK KAPLAN
Tallahassee

ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Coral Gables

JOHN R. PADGET
Key West

JOHN L. WINN
Commissioner

Florida Board of Governors

AVA L. PARKER, CHAIR

RICHARD A. BEARD III

DEAN COLSON

ANN W. DUNCAN

PATRICIA FROST

MORTEZA “MORI” HOSSEINI

J. STANLEY MARSHALL

FRANK T. MARTIN

TICO PEREZ

JOHN ROOD

GUS A. STAVROS

JOHN W. TEMPLE

NORMAN D. TRIPP

RICHARD A. YOST

GERARD ROBINSON, EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

MICHAEL LONG, CHAIR, FLORIDA STUDENT ASSOCIATION


Contact a member of the Board of Governors:

Board of Governors
State University System of Florida
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

University of Florida Board of Trustees

CARLOS ALFONSO

C. DAVID BROWN, II

MARSHALL MCALLISTER CRISER, III

MICHAEL HEEKIN

ALAN LEVINE

BEN MEYERS

SCOTT NYGREN

CAROLYN K. ROBERTS

JULIET MURPHY ROULHAC

STEVEN M. SCOTT

AL WARRINGTON, IV

University of Florida President and Vice Presidents

J. BERNARD MACHEN,
Ph.D, D.D.S., President of the University

JOSEPH GLOVER,
Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

JANE ADAMS,
B.S., Vice President for University Relations

ELIAS G. ELDAYRIE,
M.B.A., Vice President and Chief Information Officer

MATT FAJACK,
Ph.D., Chief Financial Officer

PAULA VARNES FUSSELL,
Ph.D., Vice President, Division of Human Resources

DAVID S. GUZICK,
M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs

JAMIE LEWIS KEITH,
J.D., Vice President and General Counsel

DAVID KRATZER,
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

THOMAS J. MITCHELL,
M.E., Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs

JACK PAYNE,
Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

WINFRED M. PHILLIPS,
D.Sc., Vice President for Research

EDWARD J. POPPELL,
M.Ed., Vice President for Business Affairs
 

Deans and Other Administrators

CAMMY ABERNATHY,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering

PAUL J. D’ANIERI
Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

TERESA A. DOLAN,
D.D.S., M.P.H., Dean, College of Dentistry

STEVE DORMAN,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human Performance

MILLIE FERRER-CHANCY,
Ph.D., Interim Dean and Director for Cooperative Extension Services, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School, and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

GLENN GOOD,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Education

MICHAEL L. GOOD,
M.D., Dean, College of Medicine

GLEN F. HOFFSIS
D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

ROBERT JERRY II,
J.D., Dean, Levin College of Law

DOUGLAS S. JONES,
Ph.D., Director, Florida Museum of Natural History

JOHN KRAFT,
Ph.D., Dean, Warrington College of Business Administration

LUCINDA LAVELLI,
M.F.A., M.N.O., Dean, College of Fine Arts

KATHLEEN LONG,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Nursing

MARK McLELLAN,
Ph.D., Dean for Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

REBECCA M. NAGY,
Ph.D., Director, Harn Museum of Art

KENNETH R. NANNI,
Ph.D., Director, Distance and Continuing Education

MICHAEL PERRI,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions

STEPHEN J. PRITZ, JR.,
B.S., University Registrar

TERESA BALSER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

WILLIAM RIFFEE,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy

JUDITH RUSSELL,
M.S., Dean, University Libraries

DAVID SAMMONS,
Ph.D., Dean, International Center

JEN DAY SHAW,
Ph.D., Assistant V.P. for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

CHRISTOPHER SILVER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Design, Construction, and Planning

JOHN W. WRIGHT II,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Journalism and Communications

Purpose and Mission of the University

The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university, one of the most comprehensive in the United States. The University encompasses virtually all academic and professional disciplines. It is the largest and oldest of Florida’s eleven universities and a member of the Association of American Universities. Its faculty and staff are dedicated to the common pursuit of the University’s threefold mission: teaching, research and service.

The University of Florida belongs to a tradition of great universities. Together with our undergraduate and graduate students, UF faculty participate in an educational process that links the history of Western Europe with the traditions and cultures of all societies, explores the physical and biological universes, and nurtures generations of young people from diverse backgrounds to address the needs of our societies. The University welcomes the full exploration of its intellectual boundaries and supports its faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas.

Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and scholarship are integral to the educational process and to the expansion of our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses. Service reflects the University’s obligation to share the benefits of its research and knowledge for the public good.

These three interlocking elements span all of the University’s academic disciplines and represent the University’s commitment to lead and serve the state of Florida, the nation, and the world by pursuing and disseminating new knowledge while building upon the experiences of the past. The University of Florida aspires to advance by strengthening the human condition and improving the quality of life.

History of the University

The University of Florida traces its beginnings to 1853 when the state-funded East Florida Seminary acquired the private Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. After the Civil War, the seminary was moved to Gainesville. It was consolidated with the state’s land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City, to become the University of Florida in 1906. Until 1947, UF enrolled men only and was one of only three state universities. The others were Florida State College for Women (now FSU) and Florida A&M. In 1947, the student body numbered 8,177 men and 601 women.

Today, UF is the fifth largest university in the nation. In the fall of 2010, the total student population was 50,116, including 12,190 graduate students. There were 5,753 women and 6,437 men in graduate programs.

Government of the University

A 13-member Board of Trustees governs the University of Florida. The governor appoints six of the trustees, and five are appointed by the 17-member Florida Board of Governors, which governs the State University System as a whole. The university’s student body president and faculty senate chair also serve on the Board of Trustees as ex officio members. Trustees are appointed for staggered five-year terms.

The University of Florida Board of Trustees is a public body corporate with all the powers and duties set forth by law and by the Board of Governors. The University of Florida president serves as the executive officer and corporate secretary of the Board of Trustees and is responsible to the board for all operations of the university. University affairs are administered by the president through the university administration, with the advice and assistance of the Faculty Senate, various committees appointed by the president, and other groups or individuals as requested by the president.