J. Wayne Reitz

Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, 1994 Inductee
Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, 1994 Inductee

Dr. J. Wayne Reitz
The late Dr. J. Wayne Reitz was an agricultural economist, teacher, university administrator, and international consultant during his long and distinguished career. He was a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Florida for 10 years before working for the United Growers and Shippers Association in Orlando. While with the association, Reitz helped organize the Florida Agricultural Council, which continues today to review and support agricultural programs at UF. Reitz returned to UF as the provost for agriculture. In 1955, Reitz was selected as the fifth president of the University of Florida. He later served as an international consultant and as Director of International Studies and Programs at UF.

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