Creating a Bold, New Future
At UCF, we believe that bigger is better – and universities must harness their size with a constant pursuit of excellence to have the greatest impact on the world around them. As UCF’s fifth president, I am committed to making UCF the preeminent research university for the 21st century. That means continuing UCF’s remarkable trajectory in academics, athletics, research and community impact while staying true to our values of expanding opportunity and demanding excellence.
As the nation’s largest source of talent and best university partner, UCF will set an example for what higher education can and should be for the rest of the nation. As its chief storyteller, chief fundraiser and No. 1 fan, I believe in the power of our people to make Central Florida a fantastic place to learn, live and work – with the best yet to come!
Meet President Whittaker
Upcoming Presidential Events
New UCF Police Chief’s Goal: Do the Right Thing
The secret to success in law enforcement is there is no secret, says Carl Metzger ’03MS, who became UCF’s new police chief in June after…
Most Accomplished Incoming Class in UCF’s History to Start Classes on Monday
UCF turns the page Monday to its second half-century with what is projected to be its most accomplished incoming class, new offices and classrooms in…
U.S. News Ranks UCF Among Nation’s Most Innovative Universities
UCF ranks alongside Harvard, Stanford and Duke as one of the most innovative colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Leadership and President’s Office
The President’s Office division is made up of bold, energetic and entrepreneurial leaders in policy and planning, strategic communications and marketing, and administrative and fiscal operations who advance UCF’s mission.