University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

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The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the second-largest university in the United States by enrollment. The university was founded by the Florida Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the academic scope expanded beyond its original focus on engineering and technology, "Florida Tech" was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. Initial enrollment was only 1,948 students, as of 2014 enrollment consists of 59,770 students from over 140 countries, all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university's 1,415-acre (5.73 km2) main campus approximately 13 miles (21 km) east-northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) south-southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degree options through twelve colleges and twelve satellite campuses throughout Central Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 250,000 degrees, including 45,000 graduate, specialist and professional degrees, to over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

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Executives & Employees

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Vice President for Partnerships & Chief Innovation Officer

Board of Directors

Chief Operating Officer at Tiburon, Inc.

Board Member at University of Central Florida

Distinguished Alumni
Kevin Lawhon is now Managing Partner, South Florida Group at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Brian Acton is now Co-Founder at Sunlight Giving
Frank A. St. John is now Chief Operating Officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Associate Vice Chancellor of University Development Operations at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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RedHill Biopharma Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of proprietary drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. It operates through the Commercial Operations segment and the Research & Development segment. The Commercial Operations segment covers all areas relating to the commercial sales and operating expenses directly related to that activity and is being performed by the Company’s subsidiary in the United States. The Research & Development segment includes all activities related to the research and development of therapeutic candidates. The company was founded by Dror Ben-Asher and Ori Shilo on August 3, 2009 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.


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