UCF Names O’Leary as Interim Director of Athletics

UCF Names O’Leary as Interim Director of Athletics

University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt wanted an experienced leader with a passion for academics and athletics to serve as his interim director of athletics. Enter the most successful football coach in UCF history. George O’Leary, in his 12th season as a Knight, will serve as interim director of athletics through the end […]

UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. “This is, of course, the trajectory […]

President Hitt: 'A Very Special Year is Ahead of Us'

UCF President John C. Hitt delivered his State of the University address Tuesday at the Student Union. Faculty Senate Chair Ida Cook and Student Government Association President Cortez Whatley also spoke to students and staff and faculty members who packed the Pegasus Ballroom. The prepared remarks for all three speeches are below. To watch a video of […]

Why Appeal Football Postseason Ban? It's the Right Thing to Do

In July, the NCAA penalized UCF for violations that occurred in our football and men’s basketball programs. We accepted all of the NCAA’s penalties except for one: we disagree that a one-year postseason football ban is warranted. Therefore, after consulting with our university’s academic and athletics leadership, I decided to appeal the one-year postseason ban for football.