LEP provides opportunities for selected faculty and staff to gain career-enhancing skills and experiences in today’s changing educational environment. The  program engages scholars in an exploration of leadership principles and strategies, professional skills, and higher education issues through self-reflection, mentorship, engagement with dozens of guest speakers, and project development. See Sample LEP Projects.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 LEP Cohort




Mr. Michael Sink, Associate Vice President and Deputy COO, UCF IT

Dr. Paige Borden, Chief Analytics Officer, Division of Analytics and Integrated Planning

Mr. Terry Wheeler, IT Manager of the Enterprise Applications Support Team for Information Technology

Mr. Arian L.  Bryant, Director, Resident Life and Education

Ms. Janet D. Owen, Vice President for Government and Community Relations, Associate General Counsel for UCF, and Associate Corporate Secretary to UCF’s Board of Trustees

Dr. Edwanna Andrews, Assistant Vice President, Community Support Services

Mrs. Maritza Martinez-Guerrero, Associate Vice President, Community Relations

Mr. Brian Boyd, University Registrar

Dr. Doshie Walker, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Office of Research

Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, Pegasus Professor of Sociology and Vice Provost, Faculty Excellence

Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff, Vice President, Research & Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Delaine Priest, Associate Vice Provost, Student Success and Advising within the Division of Student Learning and Academic Success

Dr. Theodorea Berry, Vice Provost for Student Learning and Academic Success, Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Vivian Ortiz, Program Manager, SDES Vice President Operations

Dr. Chanda M. Torres, Assistant Vice President, UCF Downtown Student Services

Dr. Timothy Letzring, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Dr. Pam Cavanaugh, Associate Vice Provost, UCF Connect



Employees who have worked at UCF in a full-time USPS, A&P, or Faculty position for at least three years from their date of employment by July 1 of the current year are eligible to apply for the Leadership Empowerment Program.


  • Monthly Seminars – A core of seminars is designed around specific themes relevant to higher education administration in general and professional development. Combined with focused learning experiences, these seminars serve as the foundation upon which LEP scholars tailor the program to meet their individual needs and career goals.
  • Mentors – Participants will be assigned a mentor to work with them to further develop their professional knowledge, skills and abilities during the program.
  • Leadership Institute – The annual leadership institute, offered during the spring semester and managed by the LEP class, features a variety of leadership workshop sessions. It also allows members of the current class to present elements of their LEP project or career map.
  • Graduation Reception – LEP graduates and their supporters will celebrate the successful completion of the program with a certificate and reflections on the year of growth.
  • Graduates of the program are eligible for a one-time waiver of search for a position at UCF.

LEP 2021-22

Application CLOSED

LEP Dates – 2020/2021

– Thursday, August 12, 2021 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, August 13, 2021 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, September 10, 2021 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, October 15, 2021 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, November 19, 2021 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, December 10,2021 *(8AM to Noon)
– Friday, January 21, 2022 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, February 25, 2022 (8AM to 5PM)
– Thursday, March 17, 2022 (8AM to 5PM)
– Friday, March 18, 2022 (8AM to 5PM)


1.Fill out application form
2.Upload Resume & Bio
3.Upload brief essay
4.Upload high-resolution headshot photo
5.Supervisor Support Form & Reference Letter (this must be sent in directly by your current supervisor to LEP@UCF.edu Please note hat the reference letter must be on departmental letterhead {an electronic version works}.
(The Supervisor Support Form can be signed electronically).

Instructions for Brief Essay

– Write an essay about your current work situation, your career goals, and your expectations from a leadership enhancement program. In your essay please discuss:
– The programs, activities, and services for which you are responsible.
– The two most important challenges that you face in your current position.
– Your educational background and educational goals.
– Your short-term and ultimate career goals in higher education.
– The skills and experiences you believe will aid you in taking the next step in your career path.


Contact us by Phone or Email

(407) 823-6479 | LEP@ucf.edu