Dooley is First Woman and African-American Provost at UCF


The University of Central Florida (UCF) is determined to gain designation as one of the state’s preeminent institutions of higher education, and a historic administrative appointment has been made to help the large, Orlando-based institution make it happen.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Dooley

Dr. Elizabeth A. Dooley, who had served as interim provost since April, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs and is the  first woman and the first African-American to hold the position in the school’s 55-year history.

Dooley will play a key leadership role in UCF’s goal to attain 11 of 12 key state metrics within three years, with six already met. Student success is at the heart of the designation, and Dooley has the education, experience and passion to  help the most challenged…

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