Search button

News & Announcements

New Provost


Dale Whittaker, PhD, will become the new provost, the second highest ranking university officer at UCF, on August 1. The provost’s role is to oversee all academic affairs of the university, including curricula planning and faculty development. Dr. Whittaker comes to UCF from Purdue University where he has been a member of the faculty since 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University and earned a master’s degree and PhD in agricultural engineering from Purdue University.

In a press release, Whittaker stated, “I’m deeply committed to lifting lives and livelihoods through knowledge. Our core mission as a university is knowledge, and the impact is advancing people’s lives economically and socially for generations. What I bring to this job is a passionate commitment to that mission and high levels of energy and engagement.”

Posted on 6/11/2014 2:40:08 PM in Events and Announcements.



Graduate News

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Information

Campus Address:
Millican Hall, Suite 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2766
Fax: 407-823-6442
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112

UCF Stands for Opportunity


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

| © 2015 University of Central Florida - College of Graduate Studies