Elizabeth Dooley Becomes First Black Woman to Serve as Provost at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth Dooley has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She is the first Black woman to hold the position. Dr. Dooley has worked for the university since 2015 and most recently served as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“I am deeply honored and humbled that President Whittaker, faculty, staff and students have put their faith in me to serve as provost at the greatest university in the world,” Dr. Dooley said. “The extraordinary support I have received as interim provost has been amazing, and I look forward to continuing to work each day to help achieve our university’s goal of becoming America’s 21st-century preeminent university.”

Before coming to the University of Central Florida, Dr. Dooley spent 25 years at West Virginia University. There she served as associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs, the founding dean of the University College, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Services and department chair of curriculum instruction/literary studies and special education.

Dr. Dooley holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia, and a master’s degree in education and an educational doctorate from West Virginia University.

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  1. Dear Dr. Dooley,
    Congratulations on your promotion. You have done a GREAT job and worked hard to earn this. I remember you working at WVU and you were always busy.

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