By all appearances the University of Florida did quite well in landing Bernie Machen as its new president. The former president of the University of Utah is known to be as candid as he is compassionate. The one time pediatric dentist is personable and puts a premium on good teaching. He likes short meetings and long rides on Harley-Davidsons.
Two other things.
Machen is a crusader for diversity who just recently found out about this state’s anti-affirmative action “One Florida” policy. And last year he fired Utah’s head football coach.