UCF Presidential Search Committee met for the first time Nov. 20, 2017, to find President Hitt's successor. (Kyle Swenson)

The University of Central Florida’s presidential search is underway and the school already has received 15 applications.

So far, zero UCF officials, including UCF Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. A. Dale Whittaker — who was a finalist for Iowa State University’s college President’s role — have applied.

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UCF is still taking applications and more potential names will likely be considered.

While Knight News has received the applications of candidates who have officially applied for the presidential position, it is unclear how many people have been in contact with UCF’s Parker Executive Search and not officially applied for the job.

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In the state of Florida, once someone submits an application for any public position, that information becomes a public record. 

Because of this, candidates who aren’t interested enough to make a public commitment may hold off on applying.

While it is still early in the presidential search process, check out some of the people who are being considered by scrolling through the next pages:

Name: Prof. Mamdooh Abdelhameed Abdelmottlep (Ph.D., JD)

 Current Role: Manager of International Police Sciences Association

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