University Of Florida Drops All DEI Staff

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The University of Florida (UF) fired all DEI staff from their positions on Friday.

In an email from the administration, the people at the college were informed that UF staff related to DEI will be eliminated.

The email read, “To comply with the Florida Board of Governor’s regulation 9.016 on prohibited expenditures, the University of Florida has closed the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, eliminated DEl positions and administrative appointments, and halted DEl-focused contracts with outside vendors.”

“Additionally, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer will reallocate the approximately $5 million in funds — previously reported to Tallahassee for Del expenses, including salaries and expenditures – into a faculty recruitment fund to be administered by the Office of the Provost,” it added.

UF student publication the Alligator reported that the university fired 13 full-time diversity, equity and inclusion positions and ended 15 DEI administrator appointments on Friday. The employees fired will receive 12 weeks of payment as a severance package.

“As we educate students by thoughtfully engaging a wide range of ideas and views, we will continue to foster a community of trust and respect for every member of the Gator Nation,” the memo concluded.

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