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50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Distinction

A Message from Interim President Chally

Interim President Pamela Chally nursing photo from 1972
Pam Chally 1972
Interim President Pam Chally in 2021
Interim President Chally 2021

Dear Ospreys and our many treasured friends of UNF,

Happy 50th Anniversary and thank you for the role that so many of you have played in our University’s remarkable history.

This is a very special time for me personally, having been a part of the UNF community for much of its history – nearly thirty years! I am truly honored to share this anniversary with our current students, faculty and staff, our past employees, and certainly our alumni, so many of whom have impacted my life. Many incredible people have molded the University of North Florida into the exceptional institution it is today — a top-ranked University recognized nationally for innovation, value, and engagement. As we have grown, we have remained true to our ideals and the hallmarks that make UNF unique. Small class sizes led by our engaging faculty provide students with individualized attention and valuable experiences that prepare them for future employment.

From the very beginning, UNF students have been immersed in our local business community, and that has not changed. Student success is our No. 1 mission, and our programs have grown to provide opportunities in areas of high demand. UNF is responsive to Florida’s needs, and our programs directly impact our state and region. Indeed, our alumni are making a difference all around the world, and their impact further strengthens our brand.

The professional fulfillment and friendships I have made during my time at UNF have shaped my life, and being part of this amazing academic community continues to be a privilege and a profound blessing.

Here’s to our entire Osprey Nation, our future, and the next 50 years of success!

With gratitude,

Signature from Pam Chally

Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D.
Interim President