UF Sr VP Jimmy Cheek Leaving Soon for University of Tennessee

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UF President Bernie Machen (left), outgoing UF Sr VP of Agriculture & Natural Resources Jimmy Cheek (right) In this photo, released by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, UF President Bernie Machen and Jimmy G. Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, share a light moment during Cheek’s farewell gathering at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center — Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. About 350 people attended the event to honor Cheek, who was with IFAS for 33 years and its leader the last five. He becomes chancellor of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus Feb. 1. During the evening’s festivities, officials announced that $85,668 had been donated by industry and individuals to the Jimmy G. Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence Fund, a scholarship started in 2006 and intended to help high achieving graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. (IFAS photo/Tyler L. Jones)