Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
Responsibilities:Oversee internal and external communications in the College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research
Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala is an Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications for the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. The California native has degrees in Journalism and International Relations from San Francisco State University. She worked as a newspaper reporter in California and Florida for more than a decade covering everything from local government to education. Later as an editor, she oversaw education, military, and city government coverage for a mid-size newspaper. In 2006 joined UCF Communications and Marketing division as a media coordinator and later became associate director. In 2018 she moved to the College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research to oversee communications, develop strategic initiatives and special projects. She is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association and the National Association of Science Writers.