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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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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Dr. Michael D. Johnson
Provost and Executive 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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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.
- 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
- 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
- Robert Taft
- Chief Audit Executive
- Jonathan P. Varnell
- Vice President for Facilities and Business Operations
Stephen J. King, Ph.D., 2022-2023 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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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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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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