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UCF PRESIDENT DR. JOHN C. HITT

PERSONAL PROFILE • married to the former Martha Halsted for 49 years • father of two and grandfather of two GOAL-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP Five Major Goals for UCF • offer the best undergraduate education in Florida • achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research • provide an international focus to the curricula and research programs • become more inclusive and diverse • become America’s leading partnership university CAREER HIGHLIGHTS A Leader in Higher Education • more than 18 years as president of the University of Central Florida - planned and won approval for a new college of medicine - doubled enrollment with enhanced academic quality - increased by sevenfold the number of doctoral degrees awarded each year - expanded research funding from $6.2 million to more than $121 million a year ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS • graduated cum laude in 1962 from Austin College (B.A. psychology) • earned master’s degree in 1964 from Tulane University (M.S. physiological psychology) • earned doctoral degree from Tulane University in 1966 (Ph.D. physiological psychology) • graduate study supported by fellowships from the Danforth Foundation and the National Science Foundation CURRENT CIVIC SERVICE ENGAGEMENTS • member, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Fundraising Campaign leadership cabinet • member, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Council of Governors • member of the board, American Heart Association • member of the board, Central Florida Partnership • member of the board, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission • member of the board, United Arts of Central Florida • member, American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Leadership Circle • chair, Conference USA Board of Directors SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS • Junior Achievement’s Spirit of Achievement Award, 2008 • listings among the Orlando Sentinel’s 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida and Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People in Central Florida • Seminole Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 • Orlando Business Journal’s inaugural Legacy Award, 2006 • Orlando Sentinel’s Central Floridian of the Year, 2005

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