President Hitt: ‘A Very Special Year is Ahead of Us’

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 […]

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  • President Hitt to Give State of the University Address Thursday

    The UCF community is invited to join President John C. Hitt on Thursday, Oct. 27, as he gives his State of the University address in the Student Union. President Hitt’s speech will begin at 4 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom. Faculty Senate Chair Ida Cook and Student Government Association President Matthew McCann will speak after President […]

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