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About the UCF Convocation Corporation

The UCF Convocation Corporation was created by the University Board of Trustees to provide a means for financing facilities to meet university needs for large meetings, or convocation space and to provide additional student housing.

The UCF Convocation Corporation also manages a 10,000 seat arena, a renovated venue, and four student housing residence halls. Additionally, the corporation manages two parking garages for the convenience of the resident students, and one parking garage to serve guests of the arena and surrounding venues, such as the baseball and football stadiums. The entity also includes approximately 80,000 square feet of retail space.

These facilities provide lodging for UCF students and retail outlets serving students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Both arenas hosts university events such as graduations, basketball games, concerts, and other forms of entertainment or public gatherings. University events take priority in booking the arena over rentals to outside entities. A facilities management company is used to book and manage events. This management company has oversight provided by employees of the university.

The corporation’s revenues are used to cover debt service and the operation and maintenance of the facilities. Revenues in excess of these needs can be used for other university purposes with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Board of Directors

John Miklos
Chair and UCF Board of Trustees Representative
Jon Varnell
Vice Chair
Manoj Chopra
Adrienne Frame
Mike Manglardi
Corporate Officers
Gerald Hector
Chief Executive Officer
Carmen Jarquin
Bert Francis
Corporate Legal Counsel and Registered Agent
Jordan Clark
Associate General Counsel
Any person who wishes to appeal a decision made by the UCF Convocation Corporation Board of Directors with respect to any matter considered at this public meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.