Congratulations to Marc Heft, D.M.D., Ph.D., who was recently elected by the University of Florida Faculty Senate as the chair-elect. He will serve in that role for a year before assuming the role of senate chair.
Through 2013 Heft is serving as the chair of the UF Faculty Senate Budget Council which focuses on budget and fiscal matters as they involve the academic mission of the university.
“I believe strongly in the importance of shared governance and the critical role it plays in balancing the sometimes-competing goals within any academic institution. Dr. Heft has, for many years, played an integral part in shared governance for our college and he has represented faculty on several important university level committees. I can’t think of a better person to lead the university faculty as we face the expected challenges of the next several years. We are honored that he has this opportunity,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean.