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Information on Lake Alice Vegetation Maintenance

Routine vegetation management will be conducted by Duke Energy along Mowry Road near the Lake Alice Conservation Area the week of March 5-12 as part of its regular work to maintain its electrical transmission lines on the University of Florida campus. Click below for more information. Lake Alice Vegetation Maintenance

Celebrating Significant Transportation Improvements

The SW Campus Transportation Improvements project consists of several components including the roundabout at Radio Road and Museum Drive, the new Ballpark Way with a rebuilt intersection on Archer Road, and modifications to turn lanes, medians, and crosswalks along Hull Road.  Together, these improvements provide better accessibility for all modes of transportation – vehicles, buses, […]

UF Gets Silver Rank in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System

UF regularly engages in the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) framework to benchmark and improve sustainability progress across campus. Scoring is based on an institution’s overall percentage of points earned through the credit system. Senior Program Coordinator for the UF Office of Sustainability, Liz Storn, shares, ”We are pleased with our silver level […]

Love is in the Air or on the Golf Course for Brent Ransom

Brent Ransom, the Assistant Director of Education and Training at Facilities Services, has been golfing since before Tiger Woods made it cool. Well, actually, the famous golfer’s real name is Eldrick Tont Woods. “But who wouldn’t rather go by ‘Tiger?’” Brent asked. Brent grew up in Seattle, Washington as the youngest of three brothers. He […]

SBSD Launches New Program for Emerging Small Businesses

The University of Florida’s Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity has announced the launch of its Emerging Small Business Program in a collaborative effort with the University’s Division of Planning, Design and Construction as well as Facilities Services (Operations). The Emerging Small Business Program is a two-year endeavor designed to develop small and diverse […]

Employee Spotlight: Mona Vega of Transportation and Parking Services

Mrs. Vega, more widely known as Mona, has been a part of the UF family for thirty-two years. She currently works at Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) as the Office Assistant to the Customer Service Office. However, her experiences at UF go well beyond just one job.    “I started at UF in 1989 with UFPD […]

Physical Security and Information Technology Collaborate to Create Safer Storage of Campus Security Footage

With the University of Florida updating physical security technology across the Gainesville campus including PK Yonge Developmental Research School, storage of security footage was needed. The servers that were in place lacked to meet the minimum requirement of 30 days retention of video and was not compliant with Florida statute. The campus plan to add […]

Employee Spotlight: Jamie Serrato of Physical Security

Over the last fourteen years, Jamie Serrato has been an integral part of the University of Florida’s safety. He has helped the Physical Security department evolve into what it is today. He is, as Souza describes, “an expert on UF’s Security System.”    Serrato’s role at Physical Security is essential for keeping the campus safe. He explains […]

UF Welcomes New Associate Vice President

Brandi Renton, MBA will begin her new role as the Associate Vice President for Business Affairs on November 19, 2021. “I am truly excited to join the Business Affairs team at the prestigious University of Florida.  Being selected is an honor and I look forward to contributing to UF’s preeminent growth,” said Renton. Renton will […]