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After a national search, UCF selected Rodney Grabowski as its new Senior Vice President for Advancement and Partnerships in July of 2022.

The newly created Senior Vice President for Advancement and Partnerships reports to the university’s president, serving as a key member of the president’s cabinet and the university’s senior leadership team to raise the external profile of the university, develop strategic partnerships, and build meaningful relationships with donors, alumni, and community members. The position provides vision and leadership to advance the brand of the university while increasing community investment in our mission.

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Search Committee


Michael Johnson
Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs
Gerald Hector
Sr. Vice President for Administration and Finance

Committee Members

Patrick Burt
Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Gordon Chavis
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services
Carrie Daanen ’92
Chair, UCF Foundation Board
Linh Dang ’93
Chair-elect, UCF Alumni Board
Michael Georgiopoulos
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Tim Guiliani
President, Orlando Economic Partnership
Tiffany Hughes
Chief of Operations, College of Business
Heather Junod ’98
Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Maritza Martinez-Guerrero ’00 ’01MA ’11MBA
Associate Vice President, Community Relations
Terry Mohajir
Vice President and Director of Athletics
Janet Owen
Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Renzo Martorella
Director of Development, Burnett Honors College
Austin Wilson
Student Government Vice President

Search Details

SP&A Executive Search is assisting the Senior Vice President for Advancement and Partnerships, University of Central Florida Search Committee with this leadership search. For inquiries or to submit nominations, contact the search consultant:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
phone: 562-360-1613

Past Meetings

  • Tuesday, June 28 | 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23 | 1-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 2 | 4-5 p.m.

More 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 more than 71,000 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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Working in Orlando

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.