Oct 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

University of Florida says Nebraska senator is sole finalist for top job

en. Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks on his cell phone as he walks through the U.S. Capitol Building on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC

Sen. Ben Sasse walks through the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

The University of Florida announced Thursday that Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has emerged as the sole finalist to serve as the university's president.

Driving the news: "The University of Florida is the most interesting university in America right now," Sasse said in a statement shared by the university.

  • "It’s the most important institution in the nation’s most economically dynamic state — and its board, faculty and graduates are uniquely positioned to lead this country through an era of disruption," the statement continued.

What he's saying: Representatives for Sasse did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

  • "Washington partisanship isn't going to solve these workforce challenges — new institutions and entrepreneurial communities are going to have to spearhead this work. If UF wants to go big, I’m excited about the wide range of opportunities," he added.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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