The UCF Center for Community Schools Advisory Board comprises leaders in community schools and other fields who provide expertise in support of the center’s mission and vision. Its members help to sustain and expand the center’s efforts, access knowledge-based resources, support program accountability through guidance and feedback, and serve as ambassadors in community collaborations.
Meetings are scheduled as needed but no less than once per quarter and may be in person or via teleconference. An agenda and any materials to be reviewed are sent to all participants at least one week prior to each meeting.
Malcolm Butler, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Florida College Access Network
University of South Florida
Amy Ellis, Ed.D.
UCF Center for Community Schools
Vice President of Collective Impact and Director
National Center for Community Schools
Dr. JoAnne Ferrara
School of Education
Florencio Eloy Hernández, D.Sci.
Dean and Professor
College of Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Senior Vice President of Operations
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Jerry Johnson, Ed.D.
Phoebe Moore Dail Distinguished Professor in Rural Education
East Carolina University
Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.
Pegasus Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
UCF College of Community Innovation and Education
Former Vice President, Community Schools
Director, National Center for Community Schools