Adrienne Frame has been selected as the University of Central Florida’s new associate vice president and dean of students in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.

Frame previously served as interim director of residence life and housing and special assistant to the dean of students at Suffolk University in Boston, MA before joining UCF.

In this role, Frame will oversee five major units – Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Neighborhood Relations and Safety Education, and Academic Services for Student-Athletes. She will work closely with our campus partners to advance student development and success; promote a safe, caring, healthy and inclusive student experience; and respond to emerging needs of our students.

“Dr. Frame is an accomplished leader who has served as a champion for students throughout her career,” said Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for student development and enrollment services. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity and passion for student success to UCF and we are fortunate to have her join the Knight family.”

A native of Massachusetts, Frame has more than 24 years of higher education experience. She has served in a number of leadership positions in student affairs, including dean of students at Endicott College and as director of housing at Florida State University. She has worked at the Colby-Sawyer College, the University of Miami and most recently at Suffolk University in Boston. Frame has extensive experience in campus-based crisis response, relationship building, campus partnership development and Title IX compliance.

“I am honored to join UCF and am humbled by the opportunity to work my dream job,” Frame said. “I deeply value opportunities to connect with students, faculty and staff and I look forward to working to bolster student growth and development both inside and outside of the classroom environment.”

Frame’s selection followed a national search. She began her duties this month. Frame earned a doctorate of education in higher education from Florida State University, a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, Madison and Tyler.