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Board of Governors Briefing on UCF Downtown

Thursday, January 15, 2015, between 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM


  • Mori Hosseini
  • Thomas G. Kuntz
  • All Board Members


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

President John C. Hitt, University of Central Florida

Opening Comments from the Chair

Chair Mori Hosseini

Promise and Partnerships: Downtown Orlando, UCF and Valencia

The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando; Mr. Alex Martins, Chief Executive Officer, Orlando Magic, and member UCF Board of Trustees; Dr. Sandy Shugart, President, Valencia College; The Honorable Regina Hill, Orlando City Commissioner, District 5 (tentative); Ms. Nancy Meyer, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, Orlando Sentinel

Narrated Bus Tour of Downtown Orlando

Mayor Buddy Dyer; Mr. Frank Billingsley, Chief of Staff to Mayor Dyer

The Creative Village: The Deal, the Obligations and the Design

Mayor Buddy Dyer, Mr. Craig Ustler, President Ustler Development, Creative Village LLC; Mr. Tim Baker, Principal, Baker Barrios Architects

UCF Downtown Planning Update

Dr. Dale Whittaker, Provost, UCF; Mr. Fred Kittinger, Senior Associate Vice President University Relations, UCF; Mr. Paul Lartonoix, Assistant Vice Provost, UCF

Lunch and Continuing Discussions

Joined by Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent,Orange County Public Schools; Dr. Falecia Williams, West Campus President, Valencia College