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
Banner fundraising year brings UCF’s IGNITE campaign total to $400 million
The University of Central Florida received an impressive $81 million in charitable gifts and commitments for the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, thanks…
UCF Alumni Developing Self-Heating Blankets to Save Babies
Two UCF alumni are in the process of developing a self-heating blanket that will protect infants from hypothermia in low- and middle-income regions, increasing…
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, administrative and fiscal operations who advance UCF’s mission.