2 New UCF Trustees Appointed

Two new members of UCF’s Board of Trustees were appointed over the weekend by Gov. Rick Scott to serve until 2020:

  • Joseph Conte, 58, of Winter Park is president and chief executive officer of Consulate Health Care. He previously co-founded Tandem Health Care and served as president and chief operating officer from 1998 to 2006. Conte earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s of public administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He is a licensed nursing home operator in three states.
  • Bill Yeargin, 54, of Chuluota is president and chief executive officer of Correct Craft Inc. He previously served on the Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees, the Advisory Board of Grace College, and currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council. Yeargin earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s of business administration from Nova Southeastern University.

They succeed board members James Atchison and Richard Crotty.

The 13-member board is responsible for budgeting, implementing programs and maintaining education standards of UCF.