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The University of Central Florida seeks an innovative and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The Dean will provide thoughtful academic and administrative leadership while identifying future areas of growth and building strong connections with industry and hospitality partners.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will create an environment conducive to academic quality, collegiality, student success, innovation, and transparency. The Dean is responsible for all areas of College administration, including academic planning, policy and program development, strategic and long-range planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, integration of emerging technologies, and development of collaborative relationships.

Search Committee


Grant Hayes
Dean, College of Community Innovation and Education

Committee Members

Alison Armor
Vice President Resort Operations, Walt Disney World
Barbara Bowden
Chair of the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA) and Area Managing Director for Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Diego Bufquin
Associate Professor and Program Director of International Development, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Robertico Croes
Professor Tourism Economics and Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Sherri Dixon
Budget Director, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Vanessa Gonzalez
Internship Coordinator and Instructor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Murat Hancer
Professor and Ph.D. Coordinator, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Vicki Lavendol
Senior Instructor, Hospitality Services, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
John McReynolds
Senior Vice President of External Affairs Universal Orlando
Ady Milman
Professor, Tourism, Events, & Attractions, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Selina Mullenex
Chair, UCF Rosen Alumna and Account Executive CORT Events
Daniel Neddo
Student, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Frank Santos
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Michael Terry
Senior Instructor, Lodging and Food & Beverage Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

More About UCF

UCF is a metropolitan research university located in Orlando, the heart of Central Florida’s world-class hospitality, technology and creative industries. Our reach extends far beyond our four campus locations, from regional campuses that serve 11 Florida counties to our fully online programs.

The faculty and staff at UCF create a welcoming environment and opportunities for our more than 69,000 students to learn, grow and succeed. And through strong partnerships around Central Florida, we’re able to make a difference in our community through collaborating on innovative research and providing top talent that fuels our future.

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Working in Orlando

Orlando is a dynamic and diverse city that has seen rapid growth and economic expansion in recent years. Plus, the sunshine and warm climate create a perfect environment to live, work and explore. A center for the life sciences, medical innovation and technological developments, The City Beautiful offers boundless possibilities.

Ranked No.1 on Forbes’ hottest metro job markets — and the coolest in 2019, Orlando was also the fastest-growing of the 30 largest regions in the U.S. in 2018. UCF’s newest campus that opened in August 2019 is located downtown and generates opportunity for partnerships and learning engagement in the creative, cultural and economic hub of Orlando.