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Georgiopoulos Reappointed Dean of UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science

By: UCF News | December 11, 2023

Michael Georgiopoulos has been reappointed for five years as dean of UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).

The decision by Michael D. Johnson, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, follows a review committee’s 5-year performance analysis of Georgiopoulos and the college along with feedback from constituents across the campus and community.

“Dean Georgiopoulos has been instrumental in boosting the college’s excellence in research and in producing top talent for Florida’s high-tech economy,” Johnson says. “I look forward to seeing even greater impact as we strive to be Florida’s premier engineering and technology university.”

Georgiopoulos joined UCF in 1986 as an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department and later became a Pegasus Professor, the highest honor a faculty member can earn at UCF. He served in various leadership roles before being named dean of CECS in 2013.

Since then, the college’s research funding has more than doubled while enrollment, graduates and fundraising have increased significantly. The home to UCF’s powerhouse student cyber defense and programming teams, CECS produces the most engineering and computer science graduates in Florida and is among the top 10 nationally.

Georgiopoulos has fostered strong ties with industry to develop programs and partnerships that drive innovation and help fuel the state’s growing high-tech economy. The college plays a key role in UCF being the nation’s leading provider of talent to the aerospace and defense industries.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving UCF in this role as dean,” Georgiopoulos says. “The college eagerly embraces the university’s vision of becoming the state’s premier engineering and technology institution. In collaboration with our many partners, we are prepared to pursue and achieve this vision for the well-being of our stakeholders and UCF.”

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