Five Things Alumni Need to Know This Week - October 28, 2019

UCF Presidential Search Update

1. The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees approved the 15-member committee that will help us find UCF’s next president. Learn more about the Presidential search.

Rachel Groves ’05 ’07MS and former UCF offensive lineman Ray Forsythe

2. Two UCF alumni can hardly believe the words “young stroke survivor” apply to them. Now they’re determined to help others who find themselves on similar — and frustrating — roads to recovery. Read the full story on UCF Today.

College of Business celebrates an alumni gift

3. Glenn Hubbard ’79, chairman of the board of MetLife Inc., and his wife, Constance Pond, gave $1 million to UCF to establish the Kenneth White and James Xander Professorship in Economics.


The professorship is in honor of the two faculty members that Hubbard credits for inspiring a career that led him to be one of the most influential economists in the U.S. Read more about this generous gift on UCF Today.

UCF Alumni Tailgate in Philadelphia

4. We love a UCF Football victory any day, but it means even more when our alumni and friends show up in full force to cheer them on! Sending lots of black and gold love to our Philly, D.C. and New York UCF Alumni Chapters who made their way out to Philadelphia to cheer on our Knights against Temple. Way to represent! #ChargeOn

UCF vs. Houston Watch Parties

5. We all know that the best place to cheer for a black and gold victory is in the company of your fellow Knights! All alumni, friends and fans are welcome to join a watch party hosted by an official UCF alumni chapter or club.


Find a full list of UCF vs Houston watch parties at