UCF to Welcome Three New Trustees

UCF to Welcome Three New Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees set policy and are responsible for efficient and effective use of UCF's resources.

Walt Disney World Resort President Meg Crofton, local attorney Marcos Marchena and veteran investment manager Robert A. Garvy are the newest members of the University of Central Florida’s Board of Trustees.

Crofton, Marchena and Garvy were appointed to UCF’s 13-member board by the Board of Governors of the State University System.

In her 30 years at Disney, Crofton has held a wide range of executive leadership roles and led an international task force responsible for opening six resort hotels at Disneyland Resort Paris.

As resort president, Crofton oversees a workforce of more than 62,000 cast members. She also is a member of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and served as its chair in 2009-2010.

Marchena is a UCF alumnus and vice chair of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. A senior partner and president of the law firm of Marchena and Graham, P.A., he serves as general counsel for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Marchena was chair of the Florida Transportation Commission from 2004 to 2010.

Garvy has more than 40 years of experience in investment management. As chairman and co-CEO of INTECH Investment Management LLC, he helped build INTECH from a single product company into a multi-product global venture.

Garvy previously was a senior vice president at the investment technology firm Wilshire Associates, where he co-founded the company’s consulting division and helped it grow nationally.

Crofton, Marchena and Garvy will replace trustees Rick Walsh, Tom Yochum and Daniel Webster. Crofton and Marchena will serve five-year terms. Garvy is taking over Webster’s seat and will serve for four years.

Walsh, who has served as the Board of Trustees chair, is a charter member of the board. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCF. He is president of the Knob Hill Group, a private development and strategic investment company. He formerly served as senior vice president for Corporate Affairs of Darden Restaurants Inc.

Yochum, the former BOT vice chair, is a charter member of the board, and he serves on the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. He is chairman of the board for Seaside National Bank & Trust and serves as the director of Community Services and Business Strategy for the Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed law firm.

Webster is a veteran political leader who currently represents the 8th district of Florida in Congress. He served in Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives for 28 years, retiring in 2008 as the Senate Majority Leader.