New Provost

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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.”

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