A UCF student called on the UCF Board of Trustees to help put more cameras in parking garages around campus.


Ryan Mckinney spoke Thursday at the UCF Board of Trustees meeting, calling for an increase in cameras in parking garages after having his car stolen, moved and stripped of parts in Garage E this January.

“In order to park in the covered parking of Garage E, it costs $150 for three semesters,” McKinney said. “When I paid $150, I was not expecting gold-plated pillars or anything special, however, I was expecting a reasonable level of safety.”

The Board acknowledged Mckinney’s request, saying student safety is an “utmost concern,” and asked staff members to look into the possibility of increasing cameras in parking garages.

“She [Olga Calvet] did acknowledge it, at the end, but I did’t know there was only a three minute time limit and I feel like that really limited my speech. But I feel like I got the point across in a successful manner,” Mckinney said.

A Change.org petition set up by Mckinney gathered over 1100 signatures in support of increased cameras in garages.