Dear Knights,

I’m pleased that so many of you voted in Tuesday’s election. In fact, student voters helped set an early-voting record at UCF. And on Election Day, our student-voting location was busy from open to close.

For many of you, Tuesday was the first time you voted. But voting is not the end of the political process…it’s the beginning.

Whether you came to class Wednesday elated or disappointed with the results, continue to make your voice heard. Advocate for issues that are important to you, and work with your elected officials and other local leaders to make our community, state and country better.

I hope this election — and your time at UCF — shows you the impact that a single voice and vote can have. A lifetime of civic engagement is ahead of you.

Charge On,

UCF President Dale Whittaker