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John Long named executive VP and COO at University of Delaware

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John Long, a senior official at the University of South Florida, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at University of Delaware. His appointment is effective March 11.

Long currently serves as chief operating officer and special adviser to the senior vice president of strategic financial strategies at the University of South Florida, where he oversees that university’s business, administrative, audit and compliance, public safety and IT functions.

“I am thrilled to announce that John Long will be joining our senior leadership team,” said Dennis Assanis, president of UD. “His impressive track record in financial strategy and campus operations, including expertise in building public/private partnerships, will be a great asset to the University of Delaware.”

Long will have responsibility for units handling budget, campus and public safety, facilities, real estate and auxiliary services, finance, human resources, information technologies, internal audit and compliance, investments and UD police.

“My wife, Carol, and I are absolutely thrilled to join the UD Team!” Long said. “I look forward to working with our students, faculty, staff, trustees and community members, as well as the many other stakeholders, in moving forward President Assanis’ vision. Go Blue Hens!”

Long succeeds Alan Brangman, who last fall announced his plans to step down early this year. Brangman will remain at UD for a brief period to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.

“I am grateful to Alan Brangman for his invaluable service to this University and for his assistance during this transition period. Alan has been a great partner and has had an immeasurable impact on this institution. We deeply appreciate his many contributions to our University,” Assanis said.

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