Outgoing GOP Sen. Sasse Confirmed As U Of Florida President

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks as Judge Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be US Attorney General on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 22, 2021. (Photo by Al Drago / POOL / AFP) (Photo by AL DRAGO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Outgoing GOP Sen. Ben Sasse was confirmed Wednesday as the new president of the University of Florida over some objections from leftist students and faculty.
  • Members of the board, which oversees the state’s network of 12 universities, unanimously approved a five-year compensation contract for Sasse includes a $1 million base salary.
  • Sasse would be paid an additional $1 million for serving a full five-year term as president and also is eligible for an annual performance bonus of 15 percent after May 30, 2024.

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