Florida's "Public Ivy" has named emeritus professor Kenneth J. Gerhardt as the University’s first Ombuds for Faculty. In this part-time position, Gerhardt will work primarily faculty and thus supplementing the services provided by the existing Student Ombuds Office headed by Ronald L. Anderson.
This UF Faculty Ombuds was proposed by the Faculty Welfare Council and supported
by the Faculty Senate.
considerable experience serving as a faculty member in the Department of
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, as department chair, and as
Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Graduate School. He retired in
August of 2013 after 35 years at the University of Florida.
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