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Janie FoukeGuest Speaker

Janie M. Fouke

The ceremony’s keynote speaker is Janie M. Fouke, UF’s new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, who started on August, 15. Fouke previously served as dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, where she was a professor of electrical and computer engineering. She also was the inaugural division director of the newly created division of bioengineering and environmental systems with the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology with honors from St. Andrews College in 1973, Fouke spent the next two years teaching science in North Carolina. She then earned her master’s degree and PhD in biomedical mathematics and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and 1982, respectively.

From 1981 to 1999, Fouke taught at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She has earned the status of Fellow of a number of professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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