Governor Scott Visits UF to Lay Out Top-Ten Quest

GAINESVILLE, FL: Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the University of Florida campus on Monday, February 11, ┬áto to lay out his plan for UF to become a top-ten public university. Before a tour of the Nanoscale Research Facility, he told a crowd that “…┬áthere’s a significant opportunity to make the University of Florida a top-10 school.”

His recent budget request to the legislature contained $15 million for the University of Florida to reach this goal. UF President Bernie Machen hopes to use the money to lower the student-faculty ratio, often considered to the major factor holding UF out of the top ten.

In order to receive the money, UF would need to match the investment with private dollars. Governor Scott stated that “…the University of Florida will have a plan that will work.”

For more information on UF’s legislative priorities, visit Gators for Higher Education.