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After a national search, UCF selected Jon Varnell as its new Vice President for Facilities and Business Operations in July of 2021.

The Vice President for Facilities and Business Operations provides strategy, direction, and leadership to support the UCF mission and goals. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Administration & Finance, this position oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance to include planning and construction, grounds and landscaping, and custodial services. In addition to the broad portfolio of facilities management, the position also oversees business operations that include, the bookstore, parking services, and business services for the University of Central Florida.

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Search Committee


Janet Owen
VP, Government Relations
Manoj Chopra
Interim Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Committee Members

Gordon Chavis
Associate VP, Enrollment Services, SDES
Alberto Santoni
Interim Asst. VP, Facilities Operations
Andrea Gandy
Director of Enterprise Risk and Insurance Management
William Self
Professor College of Medicine, Burnett Biomedical Sciences and Board of Governors
David Maldonado
Controls Specialist l, Facilities Operations
Justin Strobel
Accts Payable/Receivable Specialist I, Finance
Erving Rodriguez
Attorney General, Student Government Association
Trustee Caryl McAlpin
UCF Board of Trustees
Yara Watson-Colon
Sustainability Specialist II, Sustainability Initiatives


To nominate a candidate for this position, please contact Renee Grigor, Director, Talent Acquisition at

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