I am very pleased to share that, after a national search, Dr. Paul Dosal has accepted the position of Senior Vice President for Student Success at UCF. He anticipates starting mid-summer.
Dr. Dosal is an experienced leader with proven results in leading student success and well-being efforts. Currently, he serves as the Vice President for Student Success at the University of South Florida (USF), where he manages a consolidated unit that combines Enrollment Planning and Management, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Studies.
Through a collaborative effort involving all colleges, campuses and units, Dr. Dosal helped lead USF to remarkable gains in undergraduate student success.
Our new senior vice president will be key to achieving our vision and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing initiatives and programs that will provide focus and accountability for student success, well-being and completion efforts across the institution. In his new role at UCF, Dr. Dosal will report to me and will also serve as a member of the president’s cabinet to lead our university-wide efforts to create an inclusive and student-centered environment that ensures all students who start here can finish here.
Dr. Dosal will work closely with Dr. Adrienne Frame, Interim Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services; Dr. Theodorea Berry, Vice Provost for Student Learning and Academic Success and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies; the deans; and the campus community to recommend the optimal structure for our activities related to student success moving forward.
The 16-member search committee, which included faculty, staff and student representatives, was co-chaired by Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Dean of the Burnett Honors College, and Paige Borden, Chief Analytics Officer. We are grateful for their dedication and enthusiasm throughout the process.
We are very excited and proud to have Dr. Dosal joining our team. I hope you will join me in welcoming him to our university family.