About the President’s Office
  • John F. Schell

    Vice President and Executive Chief of Staff

    B.A., Drew University; M.A. and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
    Contact: Rick Schell. Phone: 407-823-5711

  • Nancy L. Marshall

    Assistant Vice President, Assistant Chief of Staff
    and Director, President's Leadership Council

    B.A., M.A., and Ed.D., University of Central Florida
    Contact: Nancy Marshall. Phone: 407-823-5259

  • Ryan Goodwin

    Director, UCF Center for Higher Education Innovation

    B.S., Indiana University; M.Ed., University of South Carolina;
    Ph.D., Michigan State University
    Contact: Ryan Goodwin. Phone: 407-823-1066

  • Anna Drake

    University Innovation Alliance Fellow
    and Assistant Director, Center for Higher Education Innovation

    B.A., Davidson College; M.S., Queens University of Charlotte;
    Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    Contact: Anna Drake. Phone: 407-823-6644

  • Administrative and Professional Support:

  • Sandra Cherepow

    Senior Administrative Assistant to the President

    A.A., Becker College
    Contact: Sandy Cherepow. Phone: 407-823-2484

  • Cindy Hawks

    Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Senior Chief of Staff

    B.A., Rollins College
    Contact: Cindy Hawks. Phone: 407-823-5711

  • Gloria Palacio

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Contact: Gloria Palacio. Phone: 407-823-1823

  • Janice Oddo

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Contact: Janice Oddo. Phone 407-823-0954

  • Heather Simeon

    Assistant Director

    M.B.A., University of Central Florida
    Contact: Heather Simeon. Phone: 407-823-0683

  • Amy Swinford

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    UCF Center for Higher Education Innovation

    Contact: Amy Swinford. Phone: 407-823-0246


  • Jacqueline L. Young

    Business Manager

    B.A., Rollins College
    Contact: Jacqueline Young. Phone: 407-823-6460

  • Joe Adams

    Communications Specialist

    B.A., Morehead State University
    Contact: Joe Adams. Phone: 407-823-1825