It’s Official – Senator is Heading Out the Door!
(UnitedVoice.com) – Ben Sasse (R-NE) has served as senator for his state since 2015. In 2021, he was one of seven Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial. A short time later, speculation emerged about whether Sasse would remain in his position. It turns out his time in office is almost over.
Sasse will leave Washington, DC, in January 2023 for the last time as a senator for Nebraska. The lawmaker has accepted a position as the new University of Florida (UF) president. The Florida Board of Governors confirmed him on November 9. According to POLITICO, the board members agreed to a five-year annual base salary of $1 million. He will start his new job on February 6.
The University of Florida Board of Governors has confirmed Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse's appointment as the university’s new president a day earlier than expected.
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Sasse is a highly-educated individual. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale. Prior to his time as a senator, he served as Nebraska’s Midland University president.
Alan Levine, a UF board member, told The Epoch Times he believes the Republican will be able to “open doors” for the institution and also “as a flagship institution for the entire state university system.”
Sasse will resign from office in January, and the governor of Nebraska will choose his replacement.
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