UPDATE: Listening sessions and open forums continue Thursday with four sessions on the main campus. The campus and Central Florida community can also provide feedback via an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SM3J379. The survey also is available in Spanish at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8CJPWFH.


A series of listening sessions and open forums begins this week for the campus community to share what they are looking for in UCF’s next president, and future sessions will focus on feedback from alumni and the Central Florida community.

Input during the listening sessions and open forums, as well as an online survey under development, will help guide Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates – the firm chosen to aid in the search – and members of the Presidential Search Committee in recruiting and selecting candidates.

The Presidential Search Committee will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Morgridge International Reading Center on the main campus. All are welcome to attend, and that meeting also can be viewed online at youtu.be/yxfEl2rvYco.

A representative from the search firm and the Presidential Search Committee will host the open forums and listening sessions. While all meetings are open to the public, the open forums are designed for broader audiences. The listening sessions target more specific groups, such as the Faculty Senate and USPS Staff Council.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the first open forum in Room 102 at the College of Medicine in Lake Nona from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.

On Nov. 21, there will be two open forums and two listening sessions, all on the main campus.

The full schedule on Thursday is as follows:

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m., USPS Staff Council, Student Health Center, Room 206
  • 11 a.m.-noon, student, faculty and staff open forum, Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., student, faculty and staff open forum, Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom, Room 316
  • 4-5 p.m., Faculty Senate, Student Union, Key West, Room 218

There also will be opportunities to provide feedback online. More details on future listening sessions and open forums, as well as how to submit feedback online, will be shared as soon as they are available.

A listening session for the Board of Trustees also will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the President’s Boardroom in Millican Hall.

The next president is expected to be chosen next spring and start next summer.

For more information about the search, visit ucf.edu/presidential-search.