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UCF President Dale Whittaker Resigns

UCF President Dale Whittaker has resigned amid allegations of misused University funds, according to news reports and documents made available by the University.

In a statement on the UCF Website entitled “My Leadership Decision”, Whittaker wrote: “Though the issues surrounding Trevor Colbourn Hall have been complicated, knowing the right thing to do has been easy.”

The statement outlined several recent ethics reforms undertaken by the University, and indicated the resignation was necessary “so the relationship between UCF and the Legislature can be renewed.”

The statement linked to the letter of resignation Whittaker had sent to the UCF outlining what he described as “the most comprehensive reorganization of personnel, policies and controls in UCF history.