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After a national search, UCF has selected Gerald L. Hector as its new senior vice president for Administration and Finance. He is expected to start his new role on January 4, 2021.

The newly created senior vice president for administration and finance position will report to the president and will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team to shape financial and operational strategies that support the academic mission of the university. The position will provide vision, leadership and stewardship of critical resources and administrative infrastructure that will support UCF’s pursuit of excellence.

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Meet the Finalists

Search Committee

Co-Chairs

Paul Jarley
Dean, College of Business
Kristie Harris
Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs, Finance

Committee Members

Paige Borden
Associate Provost and Chief Analytics Officer, Academic Affairs
Danny Cavallo
Associate Vice President and CFO, UCF College of Medicine
Manoj Chopra
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CECS
Sharon Ekern
Associate Vice President, SDES
Cissy Glowth
Manager of Printing Services, Staff Council President
Paul Gregg
Finance Executive in Residence, UCF College of Business
Florencio Hernandez
Associate Dean, CCIE, Faculty Senate Representative
Chris Ingersoll
Dean, College of Health Professions and Sciences
Allison Jefferson
Assistant Dean for Administration, CCIE
Janet Owen
Vice President for Community and Government Relations
Ryan Regan
SGA Chief of Staff, Student Government Representative
Brad Stricklin
Executive Associate Athletics Director and CFO, UCF Athletics
Danta White
University Controller, Finance
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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 diverse faculty and staff at UCF create a welcoming environment and opportunities for our 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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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.

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