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Strategic Planning Effort: For the Gator Good

The University of Florida’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Vice President initiated a strategic planning process in September 2014. The purpose of this planning process was to engage the COO’s management team in theidentification of a shared strategic direction. Expected outcomes included a long-term vision for the area as well as […]

UF Announces Winners of More Than $300,000 in UF-City of Gainesville Research Awards

The University of Florida’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer has announced it will award more than $300,000 in research awards to seven UF-City of Gainesville research projects.

Strategic Development Plan Unveiled

Forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. “The future of the university hinges on the future of the surrounding community, […]

Our Mission is to Support UF’s Success Through Operational Excellence

Why We Exist:  Our Mission The mission of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer is to support the university’s success through unsurpassed operational excellence.  This mission provides a foundation for a range of services designed to meet the needs of the institution under the direction of the COO leadership team: Charlie Lane, Senior Vice […]

COO Update, June 2018

Summer is upon us here at the University of Florida, and while there are not quite as many students on campus, our hardworking staff remain as busy as ever. I’d like to take a moment to share some of what’s going on in the operational world at UF, along with a bit of what’s to […]

COO Update, January 2018

I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday season. As we welcome the New Year, I wanted to look back on some recent highlights from the Office of the Chief Operating Officer and talk about some of the exciting things we have to look forward to in 2018 and beyond. Back in November, […]

COO Update, September 2017

Many of you have been affected by Hurricane Irma and I hope you and your families are on your way to a full recovery from any impacts you may have felt. I want to take a moment to commend our UF employees for their tremendous efforts to return our campus, academic calendar and athletic programs […]