As an undergraduate political science major who immersed herself in the performing arts at a small liberal arts college, UF Procurement director Lisa Deal never imagined herself leading the purchasing department of one of the largest universities in the country.
Currently, National 4-H Council is sponsoring a Grow True Leaders campaign, asking 4-H friends and alumni to participate in a “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H campaign.
Nearly 400 guests attended the party of the century on April 22.
His self-effacing laugh makes it clear that he has accepted his recent accolades with grace, but the professor of African-American history’s most recent book has catapulted him to new levels of notoriety in academia and beyond. The book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, became a New York Times bestseller, and was called the most ambitious book of 2016 by the Washington Post.
In September of last year, Mark Helms took on the role of assistant vice president for the Physical Plant Division. Helms came to the position with more than 30 years of university-related operations and maintenance experience and most recently held the position of director of facilities operations at Virginia Tech.