UF Provost announces transition

University of Florida
University of Florida

Joe Glover recently announced that he will step down after a UF-record 15 years as provost.  

In a UF release on Friday, Glover said he would step down from his position at the end of July.

Glover – who has served over the national four-year average for most provosts – will remain involved with the university as senior advisor to new UF President Ben Sasse, who will start his new position on Feb. 6.

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UF Provost Joe Glover
Courtesy of UF Joe Glover

During his tenure at UF, the list of accomplishments Glover has either led or been involved with include:

  • UF’s rise to become a top-five institution from its 19th-place ranking in 2012
  • UF’s AI initiative
  • The birth of UF Online, now ranked No.1 among online baccalaureate programs
  • Faculty hiring that included the Preeminence program to hire 100 faculty, followed by the faculty 500 hiring plan, followed most recently by the AI 100 hiring plan
  • The Creative B summer program
  • Creation of the PaCE admissions program
  • UF’s reaccreditation
  • Creation of the Innovation Academy
  • Partnership with the vice president for research to create UF’s Moonshot research initiatives

Glover has recently participated with the team to conceptualize and realize UF’s new Global Technology and Innovation Center in West Palm Beach.

Sasse will initiate a search for the next provost. More details about the national search will be coming in February.

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