Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professorship in American Jewish Culture and Society

Fund Purpose
GA: Support a professorship associated with the Center: ( See Gift Agreement for additional details)

This fund was established in 2011 by Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein to support an assistant professorship with the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida.

Bud earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida in 1959. He is a partner in Shorstein and Shorstein, P.A., a Jacksonville, FL accounting firm founded by his brother Jack Shorstein in 1959. In 1981, after more than 18 years in public accounting, Bud was appointed by then-Governor Bob Graham to secretary of the Department of Professional Regulation, the state agency regulating CPA’s, doctors, homebuilders and other professions. He was then appointed the Governor’s chief of staff in 1986, and in 1987, Bud accompanied the new U.S. Senator to Washington, D.C. where he served as chief of staff.

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