To our UCF Family,

Saying goodbye isn’t easy, especially to the people and a place we have grown to love dearly over the past year.

Leading UCF has been the greatest honor of our lives. The reason isn’t because of the many accomplishments we’ve celebrated together. It’s because of you — the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who make this institution so remarkable.

Leading UCF has been the greatest honor of our lives.

We know we’ve been through some tough challenges, and the difficulties we’re now facing with COVID-19 have brought uncertainties and stress for our community and beyond.

We also know we’ll get through it, together … because Knights always Charge On!

Katie and I are sad we couldn’t say farewell in person, so we made a short video for our UCF family to share our gratitude for each of you. We leave inspired by your constant commitment to overcome every obstacle and your enduring optimism about the future.

You will be in very good hands with President Alexander Cartwright, whose commitment to excellence, access, innovation and opportunity will ensure that UCF’s brightest days are truly ahead.

In the words of one our favorite philosophers, Winnie the Pooh: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Goodbye, Knight Nation! Though perhaps “goodbye” is too strong a word, for UCF has become a part of us. Because of you, we will be forever Knights!

Charge On!

-Thad and Katie Seymour