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Marshall M. Criser

University of Florida

 
 
Marshall M. Criser Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Marshall M. Criser Marker
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The eighth president of the University of Florida (1984-1989), Marshall M. Criser led the University to record levels of achievement , including public and private support, research activities and external support for research, and national recognition as a graduate , research institution with membership.

An alumnus of Florida, Mr. Criser earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1949 and Juris Doctor degree in 1951. As a student, he was named to the University’s Hall of Fame. He served as president of Florida Blue Key. After graduation he became one of the state’s most prominent attorneys, while also being involved in education, business, professional, and civic activities.

A member of the Board of Regents of the State University System in Florida from 1971 to 1981, President Criser was chairman four of the ten years he served. In that position, he worked with the state legislature to establish such programs as Quality Improvement, Eminent Scholars, and the Florida Academic Scholars. His honors include the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 29° 39.014′ N, 82° 20.479′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Union Road, 0.1 miles Newell Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located within the University of Florida Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1478 Union Road, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peabody Hall (about 300 feet away); Children’s Literature Collection (about 300 feet away); Integration Pioneers (about 400 feet away); Latin American Studies (about 400 feet away); Bryan Hall (about 400 feet away); Grinter Hall (about 500 feet away); POW/MIA Freedom Tree (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Marshall M. Criser Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Marshall M. Criser Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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