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W. Kent Fuchs Presidential Inauguration Records

Identifier: Series P27

Scope and Content

Collection contains the records of the inauguration of W. Kent Fuchs, the 12th President of the University of Florida. Records include the files of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, with their agendas and meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Also included are the itinerairies and schedules of events, and information on the various events occuring for President Fuchs' inauguration, which took place on December 4, 2015. Memorabilia given out at inauguration is also included.


  • 2015



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Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Kent Fuchs became the 12th President of the University of Florida in January 2015. Building on many years of excellence and focused leadership, the university has reached its goal of joining the nation’s top-ten public research universities.

Dr. Fuchs has since set UF on a path to joining the top-five public research universities and becoming the nation’s number one university for comprehensive excellence. UF is working toward those goals through the creation of 500 new faculty positions, the addition of advanced and beautiful university facilities and an ongoing $3 billion fundraising campaign.

Previous to the UF presidency, Dr. Fuchs was provost of Cornell University. He has served in academic leadership positions and as a faculty member of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell, Purdue and the University of Illinois.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Association for Computing Machinery, and has received numerous awards for teaching and research.

President Fuchs earned his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, and a master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Dr. Fuchs is married to Linda Fuchs. The Fuchses have three sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Born on an Oklahoma farm in 1954, President Fuchs spent much of his youth in Alaska before moving to Miami, where he graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School.

(This official biography taken from the Office of the President's site.)


.52 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Collection contains the records of the inauguration of W. Kent Fuchs, the 12th President of the University of Florida.


Arranged into two subseries. Subseries 1: Inauguration Records, 2015; Subseries 2: Memorabilia, 2015.


University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Office of the President, 2020.

A Guide to the W. Kent Fuchs Presidential Inauguration Records
Finding aid created by Sarah Coates
December 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America