Three new members of the UCF Board of Trustees have been approved by the state Board of Governors.
Harold Mills was appointed to fill a current vacancy on the board for a term that will expire in January 2021, and Caryl McAlpin and Michael Okaty were appointed to fill the expiring five-year terms of John Lord and Bob Garvy on Jan. 6.
Mills previously was on the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees. The Orlando resident earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His career has been developing and leading technology and human resource businesses. As the vice chairman and former CEO of ZeroChaos, a workforce-management company, he is credited with building the firm from its inception to a multi-billion company with operations in more than 45 countries. He is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Guidewell Holdings, and Florida Blue.
McAlpin ’77, a lifelong Orlando resident, earned her UCF bachelor’s degree in journalism and is a real-estate investor and developer. She says she appreciates the university’s many achievements and how they enhance the reputation and perception of the region. She has managed a portfolio of commercial and residential real estate holdings that developed and held more than $30 million of office and retail space, and developed more than 500 custom homes in southwest Orange County.
Okaty ’96 ’97 is a partner and business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He was a first-generation student at UCF, earning bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting. While a student, he served as an officer in student organizations including the Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Student Government. He also worked as a resident assistant and in the health center. After graduation, he has served on the boards of the Alumni Association, Golden Knights Club and the UCF Foundation.
The new trustees will be proposed for confirmation by the Florida Senate in the 2020 legislative session but will have voting authority at the beginning of their individual terms.