Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Please take a moment to meet Rosen College’s esteemed leadership team of hospitality scholars and industry experts. Click their names or photos to learn more about their background and expertise, and how to contact them.

At UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, we celebrate a culture of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Diversity creates a unified culture that makes us smarter — and better. Our excellence is made stronger through our differences, and celebrating our uniqueness brings vibrancy and energy to our academics and campus experience. Read the UCF Rosen College statement in support of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for all.

Interim Dean

Dr. Cynthia Mejia
Interim Dean/Associate Professor


Associate Dean

Dr. Alan Fyall
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Visit Orlando Endowed Chair of Tourism Marketing; Professor

Assistant Dean

Dr. Manuel Rivera
Assistant Dean; Associate Professor

Department Chairs & Directors

Dr. Robin Back
Interim Chair, Dept of Foodservice & Lodging Management; Associate Professor
Dr. Nan Hua
Chair, Dept. of Hospitality Management; Associate Professor
Dr. Stephen Pratt
Chair, Dept. of Tourism, Events and Attractions Management, Professor
Ms. Sherri Dixon
Director, Budget & Finance
Mr. Fred Okumu
Director, Information Technology
Ms. Lori V. Safford
Director, Student Services
Mr. Cesar Rivera Cruzado
Director, Food & Beverage Operations
Ms. Jessica Wickey
Director, Internships Program; Instructor