Now more than ever it is important to hear your feedback about the search for our next president. Thank you to those who have already shared your thoughts about what you would like to see in UCF’s next leader during the recent listening sessions and open forums or by taking our online survey. As chair of the search committee, I appreciate you investing your time to make our search stronger.

Our search committee and search firm are now working to recruit a pool of candidates for the Board of Trustees to consider based on your feedback and recommendations.

If you would still like to share your thoughts on the experiences, qualifications and characteristics you feel the ideal candidate should have to lead UCF, the online survey will be accepting feedback through Feb. 6. A Spanish version of the survey also is available.

The feedback provided in these surveys, as well as the criteria for evaluating candidates, will be discussed at the next Presidential Search Committee meeting, which will take place Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union. The meeting will be live streamed at

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, the firm chosen to aid in the search, continues accepting nominations of candidates for the presidency. As you think about whom you could nominate, you can review the presidential search advertisement.

All nominations should be submitted to Alberto Pimentel, managing partner, at

We anticipate selecting the next president this spring. On-campus visits for each of the finalists will feature an open forum, as well as other opportunities for candidates to get to know our university community. We will provide dates and more information when they are scheduled.

I hope you will remain engaged throughout the search process by visiting for updates and additional information.

With your help, I know we will find the best candidate to move our university forward.

Thank you and Charge On!