New Provost

By: Graduate Studies on

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.”

Share This Article

Featured Content image

UCF Satellite Launches Successfully into Space from Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Rocket

University of Central Florida planetary science continues its ascent as a leader in space research with another high-profile flight, this time aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne, which was blasted into orbit...

Read More

Featured Content image

Arecibo Observatory Helps Researchers Find Possible ‘First Hints’ of Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves

Data from Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has been used to help detect the first possible hints of low-frequency disturbances in the curvature of space-time. The results were presented today at the...

Read More

Featured Content image

UCF Engineering and Biology Researchers Collaborate to Aid Coral Reef Restoration

Florida’s threatened coral reefs have a more than $4 billion annual economic impact on the state’s economy, and the University of Central Florida researchers are zeroing in on one factor...

Read More

Featured Content image

UCF Developed Sensor Passes First Test, On Track for Future Moon Missions

A prototype sensor that detects Moondust by shooting lasers through the sky has successfully completed its first hurdle. That means UCF is one step closer to building the real instrument...

Read More