Provost Candidate Open Forum

Monday, September 17, 2018 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Please plan to attend an open forum with our fourth candidate for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Antonio Tillis, Ph.D. The forum will be an opportunity to hear Dr. Tillis' vision for UCF’s academic future and to ask questions.

The Provost Search Committee is very interested in your feedback, so please share your thoughts about Dr. Tillis by clicking the link below by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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If you are unable to attend in person, the forums also will be streamed live at

Updates about the provost search and other candidates will be shared at

Antonio D. Tillis is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the M.D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies, at the University of Houston. He previously served as the dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston, chair of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College, and as the inaugural chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Purdue University. In addition, Tillis has held faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Tillis earned a doctorate in Latin American literature from the University of Missouri, a master of arts in Spanish literature from Howard University, and a bachelor of sciences in Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

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