Like the rest of the nation, UF/IFAS is challenged by the lack of applicants for its staff support positions across the state. All UF job postings are located online and new opportunities are added each day (click on "staff full time" to filter ... READ MORE
The University of Florida never actually closed nor did its faculty and staff stop working during the pandemic; they simply shifted locations, process, etc. to make it all work. Meanwhile, our UF/IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations staff ... READ MORE
The IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations team had the opportunity to show Dr. Scott Angle, the new Vice President for UF/IFAS, some of our facilities on main campus yesterday and to explain some of the current issues and projects. There ... READ MORE
Since 2005-2006, IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations has saved about $1M or more in utility costs despite adding square feet of built space. This past fiscal year, the total cost for IFAS utilities was $7.091M, which was slightly up over ... READ MORE
I've been an employee of the University of Florida for more than 21 years, and there are some really great resources on campus that I would describe as hidden gems. I'll start with the UF/IFAS ones first!
Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. ... READ MORE
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a workshop for UF faculty about the UF Strategic Development Plan, in encouragement of the plan's action step to develop a New American City by "connecting talent to issues."
62 faculty ... READ MORE
On June 9, 2017, I was able to present to the University of Florida Board of Trustees about the issues facing UF/IFAS and our facilities in 10 minutes.
Here is our challenge: “How will IFAS recruit, retain, and support preeminent faculty ... READ MORE
Although it is the break week between Spring and Summer semesters, a lot is happening on campus. It's a great time to run an errand in town or to visit a favorite restaurant (assuming it is open) while almost all of the students are away.
Animal ... READ MORE
At the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame luncheon this year, I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Jerry Chicone, a 2009 inductee. I had no idea he had previously donated his personal collection of citrus crate labels to the University of Florida a few ... READ MORE
On Monday and Tuesday of this week I was at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred for meetings.
CREC recently tore down a delapidated dormitory on campus (a small crowd showed up to cheer it on!) to give way to a ... READ MORE