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Fried On Business: Live from the University of Florida

Episode 281: 09-11-14

The Evolution of Florida’s Flagship University

Dr. Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is the chief academic officer and the second ranking officer of the University of Florida.

Acting for the President in his absence, the Provost and Senior Vice President supervises allocation of resources in academic areas, improvement of instruction, coordination of instructional activities, development and improvement of research activities, and evaluation of university academic activity. The Provost and Senior Vice President is responsible for all academic personnel appointments and policies.

Dr. Glover has been Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs since July 2008. He arrived at UF in 1983 as an assistant professor in mathematics. He chaired the Mathematics Department from 1993 to 1998 and served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1998 to 2001. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Glover served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs for six years and as Interim Provost for nine months.

Dr. Glover chaired the Task Force on the Future of the University of Florida and helped develop the university’s strategic plan.

We will discuss that plan and the role that UF will have in Florida’s future.

Retail Industry: Moving from Bricks to Clicks

Betsy Trobaugh joined the David F. Miller Center for Retailing, Education and Research at the University of Florida in April 2001 as JC Penney Director. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Betsy enjoyed a successful 20-year career in the retail industry. Her career in store management and corporate centered in the areas of Human Resources and Operations.

As the JC Penney Director, Betsy markets the Retail Center to increase sponsorship funding and exposure for the recruiting services it provides. She manages the relationships between the Retail Center and the Center sponsors, the media and retail community. She coordinates the Center’s Annual Retail Symposium. This two day seminar showcases retail’s leading executives who share their insight, expertise and thoughts on important issues facing the industry.

Betsy teaches the courses “Introduction to Retail Systems and Management” and “Retail Management Seminar” at the University of Florida.

We discuss the evolution of the retail industry and what career opportunities there are today in retailing.

The Florida Retail Real Estate Market

John Crossman, CCIM, is President of Crossman & Company, one of the largest retail leasing, management, development, and marketing firms in the Southeastern United States, with over 20 million square feet of properties located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

In this role, John oversees retail leasing and marketing initiatives for high-margin clients. He has been in the real estate business for over 20 years and has personally been involved with more than $1 billion in transactions.

John will discuss the evolution of the Florida retail market. We will also discuss why John raises so much money for scholarships at collages and universities across the USA.

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Featured photo courtesy of Kate Haskell.

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