Vice President and General Counsel

Position Overview

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The University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida invites applications, nominations and inquiries for the position of Vice President and General Counsel. This university-wide position serves as the chief legal officer for UCF and reports directly to UCF’s President, Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright, and the UCF Board of Trustees.

UCF is well on its way to becoming the nation’s leading metropolitan research university, with a focus on student success, faculty research and innovation. Driven by its entrepreneurialism and optimism, UCF will not be defined by its contemporaries, and seeks to forge a new path that leads the way to the future of higher education. Founded in 1963, UCF is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Florida’s most innovative university and one of the nation’s top 20 nationwide. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

The Vice President and General Counsel will be an outstanding leader with absolute integrity and excellent and seasoned judgement, a forward-thinking and collaborative attorney, and a key partner and leading voice on the University’s senior leadership team to implement the strategic vision and direction of UCF.

The Office of the General Counsel is the in-house corporate legal office for UCF. The office provides and coordinates a full range of legal services to UCF in such areas as academic affairs, freedom of speech and expression, tenure, employment, labor relations, student affairs, contracts, real estate and construction, athletics, health law, business law, research and innovation, intellectual property and technology transfer, development and gift agreements, information protection, federal and state law, public law issues, public records, and others.

Nominations and Applications

The Vice President and General Counsel Search Committee requests that  application materials be submitted no later than the target date of October 14, 2021 for full consideration.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of interest that addresses how the candidate meets the Search Committee’s qualifications, preferred attributes, and the opportunities for leadership as described in the position profile;
  • A resume or curriculum vitae; and
  • Five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Applications should be submitted electronically to: UCFGeneralCounsel@agbsearch.com

Candidates are encouraged to review the position profile, which can be accessed above.

Prospective applicants and nominators may contact the search consultants:

Kimberly Templeton, J.D., Principal,  kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com / (540) 761-9494

Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, beverly.warren@agbsearch.com / (804) 201-0260

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf .  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.