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Sen. Sasse wins final vote to be next University of Florida president

Ben Sasse
Posted at 2:06 PM, Nov 09, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has won final approval to become the 13th president of the University of Florida, capping a swift and sometimes contentious process.

Sasse, a Republican, was confirmed for the post by the state university system Board of Governors on a voice vote Wednesday.

Sasse will leave the Senate — he’s two years into his second term — before taking the Florida school’s helm in February. The vote came just over a month after Sasse was revealed as the sole finalist for the job.

That followed a confidential search process that drew a vote of no confidence from the Florida Faculty Senate.