Dr. Alan Dale Whittaker

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Orlando, Florida
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education


Serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs of the University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with approximately 60,000 students. UCF is a thriving preeminent research university in Orlando that takes pride in being “America’s Partnership University.” UCF works closely with others in government, business and the nonprofit sector to expand opportunities for our students and boost our region’s quality of life. Our freshman class this fall includes 79 National Merit Scholars, a record for the university. The class’ average high school GPA is 3.9. Students benefit from a UCF education that ranks among the nation’s best values, according to Kiplinger and The Princeton Review. UCF also is among the nation’s best colleges for veterans. UCF has more than 11,000 employees and an operating budget of $1.4 billion. Faculty members excel in the classroom and in research labs, where UCF ranks among the top 25 universities nationally for the number of patents earned.