This week marks the start of Alexander N. Cartwright’s tenure as UCF’s sixth president. and M.S. A first-generation graduate like some 25 percent of UCF's students, Cartwright moved with his mother from his native Bahamas to Iowa as a teenager. UCF trustees have tapped Alexander Cartwright, the chancellor of Mizzou, to be the university's next president. UCF plans to reflect on the semester in a virtual open forum, UCF President Alexander Cartwright said during Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Please be our guest for a very special evening as we celebrate the future of UCF. The board picked Cartwright over the second finalist, Cato Laurencin, the professor and former dean of the University of Connecticut’s school of medicine. Alexander N. Cartwright Professor Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Iowa, 1995 Email E-mail Alexander.Cartwright@ucf.edu Research Interests Optical Materials Metamaterials Sensors Pawel Wocjan. The president of the state university system and the campus chancellor had resigned following protests focused on race relations. © University of Central Florida, Yuxiao Yang Assistant Professor Ph.D., Electrical Engineering University of Southern California, 2019 Email Phone Office RB1-378 Phone (607) 379-3086 E-mail Yuxiao.Yang@ucf.edu Home Page http://yuxiaoyang.org/ Research Interests Brain-Machine Interfaces Neural Engineering Control Theory Stochastic Signal Processing Machine Learning Professional Activities Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Honors…, Demetrios Christodoulides Pegasus Professor Email Phone Office CREOL-210 Phone (407) 882-0074 E-mail demetri@creol.ucf.edu Biography Demetri Christodoulides is the Cobb Family Endowed Chair and Pegasus Professor of Optics at CREOL-the College of Optics and Photonics of the University of Central Florida. “I believe we must empower people to do exceptional things. In 2003 he joined the Massachusetts Institute…, Alexander N. Cartwright Professor Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Iowa, 1995 Email E-mail Alexander.Cartwright@ucf.edu Research Interests Optical Materials Metamaterials Sensors, Pawel Wocjan Associate Professor Ph.D., Computer Science Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2003 Email Phone Office HEC-341 Phone (407) 823-2844 E-mail wocjan@cs.ucf.edu Home Page http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~wocjan Research Page ARGIS Research Research Interests Interdisciplinary Research in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science Classical and Quantum Algorithms Quantum Information Theory Simulation of Quantum Systems Graph Theory Other Experience…, Ronald Driggers Professor of Optics Email Phone Office CREOL A315 Phone (407) 669-6958 E-mail Ron.Driggers@creol.ucf.edu Biography Ronald G. Driggers is a Professor at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics and Photonics and works in the area of electro-optical and infrared imaging systems. He also spoke about his commitment to students, keeping their needs at the heart of his decisions, and providing a supportive culture for both students and faculty. March 25, 2020. Sign up for our Newsletters . In addition, his team focused on improving retention and graduation rates and post‐graduation outcomes. He received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and he subsequently…, Ayman Abouraddy Professor Email Phone Office CREOL-A116 Phone (407) 823-6809 E-mail raddy@creol.ucf.edu Biography Ayman F. Abouraddy received the B.S. He was confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors the following week. 20, 2020 The university began its nationwide search for a president last fall by forming a Presidential Search Committee made up of students, faculty and staff members and community leaders. “More than anything – [Cartwright has] impressed us with his humanity, his guiding principle as a servant leader and his belief in the power of public education and large research universities to improve the human condition.” – Bev Seay, UCF Board of Trustees chair. Alexander Cartwright Confirmed as Next UCF President By Audrea Huff Orlando UPDATED 3:00 PM ET Mar. You're invited to join UCF Alumni as we get to know the University of Central Florida's sixth President, Dr. Alexander Cartwright and First Lady, Melinda Cartwright. He says one of his proudest accomplishments was being part of the launch of the Missouri Land Grant program, which helps Pell Grant-eligible students by covering their tuition and fees. “Honestly, we’ve lived the dream that higher education enables.”. “For an institution to become exceptional, you must also empower the faculty, staff and students and allow them to make the institution better.” – Alexander Cartwright, UCF president. Previously, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as…, Charles E. Hughes Joint Faculty Ph.D., Computer Science Penn State University, 1970 Email Phone Office HEC-247C Phone (407) 823-2762 E-mail ceh@cs.ucf.edu Home Page https://www.cs.ucf.edu/~ceh Research Page ARGIS Research Research Interests Virtual Environments Affective and Human-Centered Computing Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Virtual Learning Environments Other Experience Professor, Computer Science, Univ. Cartwright said the forum will feature members of campus leadership and focus on insights gained during the fall semester, as well as highlight issues to be focused on. 4000 Central Florida Blvd. He starts April 13. “We knew that there would always be some concerns about individuals going back home,” UCF President Alexander Cartwright said. At the same time, the new president acknowledged the many transitions during the past two years at UCF and his commitment to rebuilding trust with state legislators and the university and Central Florida communities. Since joining the University of Missouri in August 2017, Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright has led the university through strategic enrollment and research growth, as well as the successful completion of the university’s $1.3 billion fundraising campaign. Alexander Cartwright joins field, David Brenner of UC-San Diego withdraws. He also helped with successfully completing the campaign to raise $1.3 billion for the university. Alexander Cartwright was selected as UCF’s sixth president by the UCF Board of Trustees on March 20, 2020 following a nationwide search. | Courtesy of Shane Epping The Florida Board of Governors unanimously confirmed the appointment of Alexander Cartwright on Wednesday during a teleconference meeting — the final step in naming Cartwright UCF’s sixth president. University of Iowa, 1995. Cartwright grew up in the Bahamas and moved to Iowa with his mother and stepfather at age 17. UCF … The UCF Board of … Although he was an inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame and he was sometimes referred to as a "father of baseball," the importance of his role in the development of the game has been disputed. The UCF Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select Alexander N. Cartwright, the chancellor of the University of Missouri, as UCF’s sixth president at the Fairwinds Alumni Center on Friday. There, he earned his GED and went on to attend community college. UCF's financial endowment, administered by the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc., was valued at $155.5 million in 2015, a 14.7% increase from 2014. His path as a first-generation college student mirrors that of many at UCF, where one of every four of our students is the first in their families to attend college, nearly half of students work more than 20 hours a week, and about half of undergraduate students have transferred from state colleges or other institutions. Biography Dr. Yehuda Braiman is Research Professor at The College of Photonics and…. Related Stories. “I’m here to serve all students. He was a recipient of both the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. Mar 25, 2020, 4:28pm EDT. “Melinda and I are extremely excited to be moving to Florida and become part of the UCF family.” – Alexander Cartwright, UCF president. “But, more than anything – he impressed us with his humanity, his guiding principle as a servant leader and his belief in the power of public education and large research universities to improve the human condition.”. He introduced policies to boost recruitment and retention of students and faculty while improving diversity and inclusion. Students and faculty and staff members are invited to join President Alexander N. Cartwright, Interim Provost Michael Johnson, and other vice presidents for a virtual open forum at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. On Wednesday, UCF President Alexander Cartwright and First Lady Melinda Cartwright held a webinar called "Share the Knight," which allowed alumni to submit questions regarding expectations and changes within the university. "I've seen the news coverage of the increase … “What I see at UCF is an intellectual and economic enterprise able to embrace and move the future forward for both individuals and society … together we will make UCF the best version of UCF.”. Cartwright will be taking over from Thad Seymour Jr., who has served as interim president for the past year. University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright, who applied this week for the UCF presidency, is advancing as a finalist. The six-month search process included 20 listening sessions and open forums held across UCF’s campuses with students, alumni, faculty and staff members, and community members. He spoke of fulfilling UCF’s potential for impact as a large, metropolitan research university and an integral part of Central Florida’s business, technical, hospitality, creative and intellectual economies. “I’m excited about the opportunity to be a part of a university that looks like the future of America,” Cartwright says. UCF would also pay a one-time $2 million payment to imec, a Belgian nanotechnology firm that was brought in to design chips and try to attract other businesses to … University of Missouri Chancellor Dr. Alexander Cartwright was confirmed as the sixth president of the University of Central Florida on Wednesday by the Board of Governors of Florida’s State University System. Cartwright arrived at MU during a tumultuous period. Cartwright is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, SPIE, and the National Academy of Inventors. Cartwright joins the university after a 25-year career in higher education, most recently as chancellor and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Missouri. Apart from campus leadership, Cartwright also wants the forum to capture … In addition to serving as chancellor, he is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri. UCF's operating budget for the 2014–15 fiscal year is $1.5 billion, a 13.9% increase from the previous year. He was instrumental in a system-wide policy that included chief diversity officers for campuses, expanding candidate pools for new hires, and implementing cultural competency training. Cartwright impressed the Search Committee and the trustees with his keen understanding of the role that a metropolitan public research university can have in advancing not just new knowledge, but also the economic engine that a university can become,” says Board of Trustees Chair Bev Seay, who also chaired the Search Committee. In April, Alexander N. Cartwright began his tenure as UCF’s sixth president. Cartwright’s first day at UCF will be April 13. Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Cartwright served as the chancellor of the University of Missouri with an appointment as a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the MU College of Engineering. Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. (April 17, 1820 – July 12, 1892) was a founding member of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club in the 1840s. His educational journey in the United States began at age 17. Every student deserves to have opportunity… [and I] want to serve faculty and staff and the entire community to make sure all of us are as successful as possible,” Cartwright told the Board of Governors. Bounce House: UCF changes name of football stadium. Dr. Alexander Cartwright ... Dr. Alexander Cartwright, President Alma Mater UCF Choral Program Alumni Choir David Enzfelder and Reg Lyle, Bagpipers Reader by ROMAGNA Company Thank you for joining us and honoring our graduates. Content Continues Below . The appointment continues a remarkable journey in higher education for Cartwright, a first-generation college student who earned a GED and attended community college before earning his Ph.D. and rising through the ranks of academia while becoming an internationally recognized scholar in optics. Cartwright’s first day at UCF will be April 13. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 2003, all in electrical engineering. 20, 2020 PUBLISHED 4:09 PM EDT Mar. Incoming UCF President Alexander Cartwright could be entitled to an annual salary of $600,000 -- 20 percent more than his predecessor’s pay -- according to a proposed five-year contract. You will be able to access the forum either via Zoom or on the UCF YouTube channel. Orlando, Florida, 32816 | 407.823.2000 “Dr. Alexander Cartwright confirmed as UCF's new president Coronavirus forces local colleges to consider student refunds Breaking: UCF selects 'secret' finalist as president-elect Cartwright grew up in the Bahamas and moved to Iowa with his mother and stepfather at age 17. Tags: UCF, Weekly, The weekly, coronavirus, health, education, Alexander Cartwright. Cartwright is credited with repairing campus relationships, advocating for student success initiatives and pushing for a more equitable and diverse environment. © University of Central Florida, UCF News | Stories of Impact + Innovation | Orlando, FL, After being selected president by the UCF Board of Trustees on Friday, who has served as interim president for the past year, The university began its nationwide search for a president last fall. March 13, 2020. 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