Florida Governor Rick Scott and the University of Florida Board of Trustees have asked the university's president, Bernie Machen, to stay in his role, scrapping a search that began when Machen announced plans to retire this summer. Machen, who has been in the role since 2004 and is 68, said he will stay on and will enter into talks with the board to extend his contract.
"As we prepared for our final round of interviews with outstanding candidates, it became increasingly clear that defining a new vision for higher education in Florida will be front and center in the months ahead, and that we have the opportunity to do this important work with the governor and the Board of Governors,” said the board chairman, David Brown. “With this opportunity, we recognized the need to take full advantage of our very capable president and felt this is not the time for a lengthy transition of leadership."
- Oil boom and trust of conservative lawmakers means more money for North Dakota colleges
- Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change
- Richard Blanco Named Poet for Obama Inaugural
- Essay on political science study of dog ownership and voting
- Coursera's fee-based course option
- JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals
- Accreditor Reviews Governor's Role in U. of Florida Search
- Florida Governor Vetoes Bill to Allow Tuition Increases
Search for Jobs