Republican Senator Announces His Future
(AmericanProsperity.com) – Some people spend the greater parts of their lives working in politics, with the president often a good example of that devotion to policymaking. Still, not everyone is looking to spend decades debating laws, and many find new careers after they’ve served. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) will soon be joining those who’ve retired before him as he is set to leave his seat in Congress to pursue a different direction.
Sasse is expected to step down from his position before the end of 2022 to begin work with the University of Florida (UF), which recently named him as the sole finalist to fill the school’s need for a president. UF’s current leader, Kent Fuchs, asserted he would be transitioning to a professor when the university appointed his replacement. Sasse noted in a statement that several schools had shown interest in him over the past couple of years, but he had resisted. The senator claimed this time was different, saying UF was the nation’s “most interesting university.”
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 6, 2022
Sasse added the workforce challenges America faced weren’t going to be solved in Washington, DC, instead declaring entrepreneurial communities and fresh institutions were the solution. Sasse expressed excitement for the various opportunities to come.
We Have a Winner
The statement came after UF named Sasse as their single finalist. The school noted in its announcement that the candidate was a graduate of Yale and Harvard Universities. UF expressed the senator’s decision was the best for him, his family, the university, and the Sunshine State as a whole. According to UF, Sasse was only one of 700 potential replacements.
Sasse’s choice to become the next UF President isn’t necessarily a new career path. Prior to the senator’s involvement in politics, beginning in 2014, he was the leader of Midland University, a Lutheran-affiliated school in Nebraska. The institution transformed for the better during his five years as its president. Perhaps he will do the same in Florida.
The school board at UF still has to vote on whether or not they want Sasse to lead their institution. Though, with him being the sole finalist, his chances of being accepted are pretty good. As for Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts (R) will be in charge of appointing a new senator to take Sasse’s seat in the upper chamber of Congress. The outgoing senator would’ve held his seat until 2026, whereas the governor can only fill the position until 2024.
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