The College of Education and Human Performance will soon have a new dean. Pamela S. Carroll, who is the dean and director of professional education at Oklahoma State University, was selected by UCF after a national search to fill the position.

"We are excited to have Dr. Carroll join our UCF family," Dale Whittaker, UCF provost and vice president for academic affairs, said in a release. "I know she will do an extraordinary job in capitalizing on the great work we already do and advancing research, teaching and engagement in our College of Education and Human Performance."

Carroll, who received her doctoral degree from Auburn, also worked at Florida State University for 21 years as a department chair, program coordinator and other roles. She plans to move to the area in July with her husband, dog and a cat. Her husband, Joe Donoghue, is also slated to become a professor of geosciences in the College of Sciences.

"My imagination was captured by the sense of possibility and energy that UCF exudes across the campus," Carroll said. "That energy is apparent in the faculty, students, administrators and community stakeholders."


Ryan Gillespie is the Editor-in-Chief at the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @rgillespiecffor email him at

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