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Dr. Trevor Colbourn was announced as the next president of the university in 1978. Dr. Colbourn built upon the ideals of his predecessor to further expand the university and to embrace new developments and change.


As a result of Dr. Colbourn's efforts, FTU changed its mission and name to better reflect its growth into a full service institution offering a wide range of academic programs. Florida Technological University became the University of Central Florida and the next era of excellence began.


Dr. Colbourn's hard work and diligence can also be seen today through the successful establishment of the UCF football program, the UCF marching band and the Central Florida Research Park.



From Left: Lou Saban, Bert Reynolds, and Dr. Colbourn circa 1983/84.


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