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Joe Joyce Named Interim UF Vice President

Don Poucher (352) 392-0437

GAINESVILLE—Joseph C. Joyce, associate vice president of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was today (1-9-98) named Interim Vice President for Agriculture and Natural resources by UF President John Lombardi.

Joyce succeeds retiring Vice President James M. Davidson and will serve in an interim role as administrative head of the UF’s statewide research and education programs in agriculture and natural reSources. He will begin serving Feb. 1, 1998 and continue until a permanent vice president is selected and the appointment becomes effective. A nationwide search is now underway.

“All of us will provide Joe Joyce with our support and assistance during the interim period, and we look forward to continued progress in the many critical areas of interest to the faculty, staff, students and constituents of IFAS throughout the state,” said Lombardi.

Joyce joined the UF faculty in 1983 as professor of agronomy and director of the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic Plants. He served as interim dean for research prior to being named associate vice president in 1994.

Before he came to the UF, Joyce was chief of the Natural resources Management Section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

He is married to Pamela Tyler Joyce, and they have two sons, Joseph C. Joyce, Jr. and Christopher T. Joyce.