Tag Archives: University of West Florida

Please Identify Yourself

“Some of these concerns were not wholly unfounded. Some were patently absurd.” So reads a Pensacola News Journal editorial regarding the many questions that were raised about Senator Gaetz qualifications for the presidency of UWF. Sadly the PNJ writer offers … Continue reading

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Mr. Negative

Rick Outzen was interviewing Mr. Studer on Outzen’s radio show and the two of them were lamenting the terrible negativity associated with the UWF presidential search. They mix exposing the truth with baseless criticism. Now isn’t this a pretty picture? … Continue reading

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Is It All Unraveling?

There was a troubling disclosure From Ms. Suzanne Lewis at the UWF Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. She said that someone from Greenwood–Asher (the search firm) had recently contacted her polling her ranking of the candidates. Dr. Greenwood remained silent … Continue reading

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DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!

Looks like the Pensacola News Journal had the Gaetz victory story already to go. Then the headline changed — but the picture didn’t…

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Reports from the Front

Yesterday was show and tell for Don Gaetz at his search committee reception. Staged speakers appeared asking softball questions preceded by lavish praise for Mr. Gaetz. A modern day filibuster against substance. The room was packed with cheering fans with … Continue reading

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Straight Answers Are Not Easy For Politicians

Don Gaetz told this to the committee in regards to the pending lawsuit (read the entire complaint here) against his former company: “It is also in the public domain that the company I joined with two others in founding has … Continue reading

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Experience Credit

It is ironic that the search criteria for UWF presidential search includes an “experience credit.” This credit the search terms provide may be “superior” to a terminal degree, the offering of which is product of an accredited university. Among the … Continue reading

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A Long Time in the Making

When Don Gaetz said he would support anything Lewis Bear asked him to legislatively support it seemed Mr. Gaetz was a tad too enthusiastic. That was in 2014. Likely long before then Mr. Gaetz had his eye on the UWF … Continue reading

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A University Should Be a Place Fostering Intellectual Honesty

It is no secret that the power that runs the University of West Florida is geared up to make Don Gaetz the next President. It wouldn’t take ten minutes to figure that out looking at a majority of the search … Continue reading

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Difference Between a Professional Politician and a University President

John Thrasher is proving that powerful politicians who are academically qualified (which he is) are making great university presidents. There are other examples in Florida, as well. Don Gaetz might one day be a fine university president, however he has … Continue reading

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