Alumni CLAS notes is published twice a year by the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for its alumni and friends. Please send all correspondence to the editor, 2014 Turlington Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 or call 352/392-1516.
Dean Willard W. Harrison
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida is the largest college on campus, with more than 17,000 students and 668 faculty members. CLAS offers 36 degrees in 22 departments and is home to 31 centers and institutes including Institute for Gerontology, University Center for Excellence in Teaching, Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Florida Institute for Research on Elections and Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering. CLAS occupies more than 500,000 square feet in 21 buildings.
Dean: Willard Harrison
  • Asso Dean: James Dufty
  • Asso Dean: Charles Frazier
  • Asso Dean: Elizabeth Langland
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  • Asso Dean: Patricia Miller
  • Asso Dean: Lawrence Severy
  • Asso Dean: Harry Shaw
  • Director: Constance Shehan
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