Your Leap of Faith Has Paid Off: Dr. John Hitt, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Dr. John C. Hitt, PhD


Dr. John C. Hitt at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine congratulations the 2014 UCF COM graduates on choosing to attend the new medical school. What goes into establishing a new medical school? Read Dr. Hitt’s speech for an inside look. Addressing the successful UCF COM graduates, Dr. Hitt states,|“The biggest game changers in life dare to envision a better society, and then go about creating it.”|Dr. Hitt is an accomplished educator and leader in higher education. He graduated cum laude from Austin College where he received his Bachelor’s in Psychology. He earned both his Master’s degree and Doctoral degree in Physiological Psychology from Tulane University. Dr. Hitt has served as the president of University of Central Florida for over 18 years, during which he has achieved such remarkable accomplishments as planning and winning approval for a new college of medicine, and expanding research funding by over $114 million a year. Among his many notable positions of service, he has served as Chair of the State University Presidents Association and a member of the Florida Council of 100, and is the founder of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

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