We learned this week that Dr. Hitt is retiring at the end of June. A great deal has been said about his leadership and a great deal more will be said over the next several months as we celebrate the legacy of one of the most remarkable presidencies in higher education. But I think the best thing we can do for Dr. Hitt is to thank him. So write him a note or add your thanks to mine by commenting on this post. We will make sure he gets a copy of them all.
I want to thank Dr. Hitt for the unique institution he has created, the “can do” culture he has cultivated, the enormous number of lives he has changed, and the future he has provided to all of us who continue to work toward his vision and know UCF’s best days are yet to come. The many years Dr. Hitt has devoted to UCF have been years well spent indeed. So, thanks Dr. Hitt. For our part, we promise to charge on!