Friday, April 16 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Last year, UF President Kent Fuchs outlined UF efforts to counter racism. He called for UF days of community service and learning to be guided by local leaders. These service days have included the student led MLK Day of Service and The Big Event. UF employees and students received reminders about community volunteer opportunities on the UF Gators Volunteer site and all celebrated Gator Day last week.
In addition, our alumni association is planning International Gator Day on May 21 that involves mobilizing the Gator Nation throughout the world to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities.
Dr. Fuchs’ commitment to service also proposed collaborative learning components fulfilled by a Servant Leaders Initiative earlier this month and the upcoming webinar.
All these efforts allow UF to focus the time, talents and resources of our employees and students on the needs within our local community, the home we share with all of those in our region.
Now – we hope you will join us for our April 16th discussion on servant leadership from the personal to the practice.
Kent Fuchs has been President of the University of Florida since 2015, setting UF on a path to joining the nation’s top-five public research universities and becoming the number one university for comprehensive excellence. Previously, Dr. Fuchs was provost of Cornell University and served in academic leadership positions and as a professor at Cornell, Purdue and the University of Illinois.
Angela Lindner has been Associate Provost at the University of Florida since 2015 and her commitment to student retention, diversity, enrollment, and experiential has provided a foundation for student success
Eric Godet was named President/CEO of the Greater Gainesville Chamber in December of 2018. Under his leadership, the Chamber team continues its mission to facilitate economic opportunity, business success and community progress for the Greater Gainesville region.
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Service to others is a calling and Servant Leadership answers that call by embracing and facilitating the meeting of the needs of others. Servant leadership through bilateral/reciprocal partnerships allows us to tackle the largest problems of our city, state, and country. To be a leader, all you have to be is passionate about something. Our webinar panelists are passionate about empowering others to become the best versions of themselves and meeting the needs of our society.