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The newly created Senior Vice President for Student Success position will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President and will serve as a key member of the President’s cabinet to develop, implement, and assess initiatives and programs that will provide focus and accountability for student success, well-being, and completion efforts across the institution. The position will be responsible for cultivating an integrated, comprehensive, and intentional student experience by creating an inclusive and student-centered environment that ensures all students who start here can finish here. The campus community seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative and forward-thinking student-centered administrator who will serve as a key partner and subject matter expert on the university’s senior leadership team to champion student success and well-being initiatives.

Finalists

Mitch Cordova

Mitch Cordova, Ph.D.

Open Forum:
Thursday, April 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Teaching Academy, Room 130 and Virtual

Paul Dosal

Paul Dosal, Ph.D.

Open Forum:
Tuesday, April 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Student Union, Room 340 and Virtual

David Jones

David Jones, Ph.D.

Open Forum:
Thursday, April 28 | 3-4 p.m.
Student Union, Room 340 and Virtual

Search Committee

Co-Chairs

Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres
Dean, Burnett Honors College
Paige Borden
Chief Analytics Officer

Committee Members

Brian Boyd
University Registrar
Theodorea Berry
Vice Provost for Student Learning and Academic Success and Dean, College of Undergraduate Studies
Manoj Chopra
Associate Dean, UCF College of Engineering
Ryan Goodwin
Director, UCF Center for Higher Education Innovation
Andrea Guzmán
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Adrienne Frame
Interim Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services
Meg Hall
President, Student Government
Courtney Hand
Assistant Director, Career Services, Former President of BFSA
Adam Meyer
Director, Student Accessibility Services
DeLaine Priest
Associate Vice Provost, Student Success and Advising
Bill Self
Professor of Medicine, Faculty Senate Representative
Jim Wilkening
Executive Director, Recreation and Wellness Center, SDES
Stacey Malaret
Director, UCF Lead Scholars Academy, SDES
Justin Stroble
Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist, Staff Council Representative

Search Details

Spelman Johnson is assisting the Senior Vice President for Student Success, University of Central Florida Search Committee with this leadership search. For inquiries or to submit nominations, contact the search consultant:

Mark Hall
email: [email protected]
office: 413-529-2895 | cell: 803-348-9948

Upcoming Meetings

  • Finalist Open Forum: Thursday, April 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Teaching Academy 130 and Virtual

Past Meetings

  • Friday, February 17
  • Monday, March 28 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8 | 2-5 p.m. | MH308 and Virtual
  • Tuesday, April 12 | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | President’s Board Room
  • Wednesday, April 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | President’s Board Room

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