Tuition hike needed to offset budget cuts

Tuition hike needed to offset budget cuts

When I joined UCF after leaving the University of North Carolina in 2010, the Central Florida Future published an opinion piece that challenged me to help lead UCF into a better tomorrow. Nearly two years later, I’m more committed to that cause than ever. There’s been a focus on growth with quality during UCF’s nearly […]

  • Tax Cuts Won't Deliver Florida to the Economic 'Promised Land'

    As state lawmakers squabble about the budget, UCF economist Sean Snaith warns that cutting corporate and property taxes isn’t the way to draw more businesses and jobs to the Sunshine State. Florida already has one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation and only lags behind South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming and Nevada for the […]

  • Governor Unveils 'New Florida Initiative'

    The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s 11 public universities, announced Thursday a new initiative designed to use the resources of the State University System to transform the Florida economy. Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed the New Florida Initiative and announced that his 2010-11 budget included $100 million in new recurring funding for the […]


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  • Graduate's Film to be Screened on Campus Before Theatre Release

    UCF alumna and filmmaker Jenni Gold, who just signed a deal with Regal Cinemas to release her film “CinemAbility” in theaters later this year, will present a free screening at UCF on Friday, March 27. The documentary looks at how films and television shows have portrayed disabilities through the years, and how media and popular […]

  • Florida's Economy Experiencing March Madness, Disney Style

    Florida is experiencing a different kind of March Madness – it’s called Frozen madness, and residents should be thankful. “Tourists are flocking to Florida, many of them wanting to build a snowman with Olaf or to sing ’Let it Go’ with Elsa, and that’s driving a good part of Florida’s economic upswing,” said Sean Snaith, […]

  • UCF Consortium's Future Smart Sensors 'Will Sense Things We Can’t Measure Today'

    Dan Holladay’s vision of what the University of Central Florida is helping develop on Osceola County farmland “will change the world and the way we live over the next decade.” That revolutionary high-tech change will occur at a new state-of-the-art manufacturing development center for the next generation of smart sensors, said Holladay, a UCF director […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.