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 President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Elias Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), UFIT
  • Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services
  • Brian Mikell, Chief Audit Executive (CAE), Internal Audit
  • Lee Nelson, Director, Office of Real Estate
  • Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs
  • Elizabeth Ruszczyk, Chief Privacy Officer
  • Russell Froman, Title IX Coordinator

Where We Are Headed: Our Vision

We seek to put in place exceptional services that facilitate UF’s rise to top ten.

Who We Are: Our Values

We are committed to Integrity, Responsiveness, Valuing People, Excellence, and Collaboration.

How We Will Get There: Strategic Themes

Our goals and objectives are aligned with the strategic themes of service excellence, high quality infrastructure, strategic alignment of people and resources, partnerships, and institutional integrity and risk management.

Strategic Planning Effort

Published: October 2nd, 2019

Category: Mission