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Presidential Search Update

As you know, President Hitt shared his plans on Tuesday to retire as president effective June 30, 2018. As I said at his announcement event, in terms of impact, integrity and longevity, there has never been a university president like John Hitt.

There’s John — turn the page — and then everyone else.

As we celebrate President Hitt’s achievements over the next several months, I expect all of us will consult a thesaurus to find new words for excellent, outstanding and unprecedented to describe his legacy.

Now, the important work of finding UCF’s next president begins. As Chairman of the UCF Board of Trustees, I will lead the search process. I promise this will be a comprehensive, transparent and inclusive search.

Although we are just beginning the process, there are some details I want to share now:

My goal is to have a new president selected by the UCF Board of Trustees and confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors no later than June 30.

As more information becomes available, we will post news to a new website: www.ucf.edu/president-search/ [1]. The website will be updated as information is available, so please check it regularly.

Sincerely,

Marcos Marchena

Chairman, UCF Board of Trustees