Category: Spotlight

Building a community of practice with the ALAP program

Find out how the ALAP program helped Thiyagarajah become a more effective leader at the University of Florida.

2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Sixteen staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout the state of Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held this morning at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 

Hosted by UF President Ben Sasse, Ph.D., UFHR Interim Vice President Melissa Curry and UFHR Interim Assistant Vice President Bob Parks, Ph.D., the 2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognized faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life for students and employees.

How the UF Academy helped a leader build a cross-campus network

Find out how the UF Academy helped Stedman expand her understanding of UF while building a network of cross-campus leaders.

How ALAP became a “life-changing” program for a UF leader

Find out how the ALAP program gave Christopher Adin, DVM, the tools and intercollegiate network needed to thrive in his leadership role.

How the Managers Cohort boosted a new leader’s skills

Patricia Jordan’s increased supervisory duties motivated her to participate in UF Training and Organizational Development’s Managers Cohort leadership program.

UF Academy spotlight: Dr. Leela Kumaran

Learn how the UF Academy helped Leela M. Kumaran, Ph.D., immerse herself in and learn about UF’s institutional culture and governance.

Battling treacherous wilderness for the sake of science

UF water scientist Tracie Baker, Ph.D. is the first nonindigenous woman to cross the Florida Everglades.

Service Recognition celebration honors longtime UF staff

Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President for Human Resources Melissa Curry hosted a staff appreciation reception at the Earl and Christy Powell University House in February. The event honored staff who celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 continuous years of service at UF in 2021.

“While we often hear about the quality of our students and the contributions of our faculty, we know that the university does not run without high quality and dedicated staff members such as yourselves,” said Curry. “I am so proud of what university staff members do, who we are and what we are about.”

Congratulations to the 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award winners

This year, 134 awards were presented to individuals and teams throughout the state of Florida, among them were the following seven teams from the University of Florida that were recognized at a private ceremony held at the Harn Museum of Art on Feb. 2.

Celebrating Black History Month: The story of a UF integration pioneer

As part of UF’s Black History Month celebration, UF recently published a spotlight on Johncyna Williams McRae, one of the first African American students to integrate UF in 1962.

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