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The Future of UCF

When I first started at UCF, I believed we had the potential to become one of the nation’s and the world’s leading public metropolitan research universities. After meeting with many students, faculty and staff, it is even more clear that we have the tenacity and, most importantly, the talent to achieve this.

Our people drive our impact and define our university, and our path to excellence will not be defined by what other universities have done. It will be based on our own unique strengths and character and a commitment to academic, operational and inclusive excellence in areas that matter most to our future and are critical to our mission.

Together, we have an opportunity to be that bright spot within higher education — a university built around a commitment to each other and a desire to make our world, and the work we do, continuously better. I look forward to building that with you.

Alexander Cartwright Photo and Signature

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Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright2 hours ago
It was so great to visit the @UCF_Arboretum and see first-hand what our students and staff are busy cultivating. If students are looking for a Halloween activity, they're hosting a Hallow's Eve Lantern Walk this Thursday night!
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright5 hours ago
Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking at the @DigitalOrlConf. Opportunities like these make me very excited for our region’s potential and @UCF’s role to help shape the future through innovation and partnership. #DigitalOrlando2020
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright3 days ago
Glad to have this convenient early voting location at @UCF for our campus community to have their voices counted. #KnightsVote
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright4 days ago
Happy Homecoming, #KnightNation! Melinda and I are excited to cheer on @UCF_Football with you all today! #ChargeOn
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright5 days ago
What an incredible fireworks display on Memory Mall! Happy Homecoming, Knights! #ucfhc2020
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright5 days ago
. @UCF will strive to be immersed within our community and responsive to its needs — where you can’t tell where we end and our community begins. When our academic programs and our partnerships reflect this, our potential will be limitless.

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.

A Foundation of Excellence

Since 1968, UCF has grown from a small, technological school to one of the nation’s largest universities, constantly gaining in quality. Our legacy for inclusion and excellence was built by leaders who believed in the power of education to transform lives, communities and our entire state.

Dale Whittaker
John C. Hitt
Steven Altman
Trevor Colbourn
Charles N. Millican