Education

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO

UCF employs more than 12,300 faculty and staff and has become a powerful economic engine in Orlando. Of UCF’s 17,000 graduates each year, one-quarter are the first in their families to attend college. Cartwright became president of the almost 70,000-student university in mid-2020. “I had no plans to become a university president,” Cartwright says. “It wasn’t until after a few years as vice president for research at the University at Buffalo that I started thinking that I could potentially become a university president.”

EDUCATION University of Iowa (BS, Ph.D.)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I spent a significant amount of time playing pool from about the age of 12 to about 25. It is something I enjoy because it is a great combination of skill and strategy. I was fortunate enough to win the Bahamas championship and a Big 10 championship in college.
WOULD CHANGE about Florida The one thing I would change is the bugs, particularly the “no-see-ums.” My wife is very allergic to them, and it would be nice to explore Florida without having to worry about their bites, but that’s part of being here.
NEW HOBBY Melinda and I have become addicted to watching baking shows, particularly the Great British Baking Show.

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience