Gainesville gets great new leader in Dr. Fuchs

The University and Gainesville communities have welcomed Dr. Kent Fuchs over the past month as UF’s 12th President.  Last Thursday, President Fuchs gave the keynote address at the Gainesville Chamber’s Annual Meeting.  He highlighted the progress, momentum and future potential of our region and that of UF.  Both have initiatives underway that are bold and complementary in strategy, UF’s “UF Rising” and the chamber’s “Transforming Greater Gainesville” initiative.

President Fuchs said, “I know that this community is bent on reaching the next stage in its tech evolution, the stage when Gainesville joins or even eclipses the likes of Austin or Research Triangle Park, the stage when … people who can live anywhere choose to live here. I believe we have the strongest chance of achieving this goal if we, like Cornell and Cornell Tech, make it our top priority to unify both of these dreams.”

Read the full Gainesville Sun article here:

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150129/ARTICLES/150129503/0/search

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