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The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a metropolitan research university built to make a better future for our students and society. We solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond.
UCF Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

As the institution’s legal owner, the UCF Board of Trustees directs university policy and serves as the final authority responsible for the effective and efficient deployment of resources. Board members lead committees with oversight of advancement, audit and compliance, compensation and labor, educational programs, finance and facilities, nominating and governance and strategic planning.
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UCF's President

UCF’s President

Alexander N. Cartwright

At UCF, we turn challenges into opportunities. Through innovative thinking and problem solving, we fuel student success and contribute to the betterment of society. Our optimistic outlook is driven by our pursuit for excellence — in our academics, our operations and our inclusivity. These characteristics are what define us as a leading metropolitan university and a model for the future of higher education.
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UCF Interim Provost - Dr. Michael D. Johnson

UCF’s Interim Provost

Dr. Michael D. Johnson

Interim Provost and Vice President Michael D. Johnson leads the Division of Academic Affairs to create and support an environment that promotes UCF’s academic endeavors as one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful institutions of higher education. Through a broad range of teaching, research and service programs, the division is committed to providing the finest undergraduate education in Florida, achieving international recognition as a preeminent metropolitan research university, developing a global perspective in the curriculum, and promoting inclusiveness and diversity.
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Leadership Searches

As one of the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report, UCF leadership helps set the standard for excellence. We are currently looking for dynamic and visionary thought leaders who are dedicated to advancing UCF as a model for higher education in areas including research, innovation and student success. Explore UCF leadership opportunities below.

Vice President for Facilities and Business Operations
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Division Leadership

Rhonda Bishop
Vice President for Compliance and Risk
Patrick J. Burt
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Karen Cochran
Interim Vice President for Advancement and CEO, UCF Foundation, Inc.
Youndy C. Cook
Interim Vice President and General Counsel
Adrienne Otto Frame
Interim Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services
Deborah C. German
Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine
Andrea Guzmán
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Matthew Hall
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Gerald L. Hector
Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
Mike Kilbride
Chief of Staff
Elizabeth Klonoff
Vice President for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Terry Mohajir
Vice President and Director of Athletics
Janet D. Owen
Vice President for Government & Community Relations
Misty Shepherd
Interim Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Robert Taft
Chief Audit Executive
UCF Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

Joseph Harrington, PhD, 2020-2021 chair

A basic legislative body of the university, the UCF Faculty Senate serves as the primary voice of the faculty and acts as the main channel of communication between faculty members and administration. Each year, faculty Senate committees provide academic oversight by reviewing and approving policies, new courses, course changes, new programs and program revisions.
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Student Government

Meg Hall, student body president

Student Government represents, advocates for, and serves, the UCF student body. There are three branches of Student Government — each working to support our students, improve the campus community and create a better student experience. Student Government also allocates the Activity and Service Fee that students pay, which helps cover a number of student services.
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UCF Staff Council

Staff Council

Cissy Glowth, UCF Staff Council president

The UCF Staff Council provides a voice for staff in all areas of the university. With a mission to build communication, trust and integrity within our diverse community, the council’s goals include meeting the needs of UCF staff, developing resources to meet those needs, improving the quality of life for all staff members as it relates to employment within the university system, among others.
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