September 1, 2020

Associate professor Chiara Mazzucchelli has been accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program, a leadership development program organized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU.) Nominated by UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michael D. Johnson, Mazzucchelli is one of 21 faculty leaders selected from institutions all across the country, showing leadership potential and desire to advance to administrative positions.

Mazzucchelli served as UCF’s 2019-2020 Provost Fellow, a program that supports developing faculty leadership. Mazzucchelli was selected to be the distinguished faculty member for opportunities to engage with academic and administrative colleagues and strategic initiatives throughout the university. In 2018, she was named the Dr. Neil Euliano Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, charged with advancing the Italian program at UCF and cultivating awareness of Italian-American culture in Central Florida.

“Dr. Mazzucchelli is poised for increased responsibility and greater leadership,” says Provost Johnson in his nomination letter. “In light of Dr. Mazzucchelli’s career trajectory, current activities and future goals, I believe she is ideally suited to benefit from, and contribute to, your program.”

“For the purpose of the program, I will help the Vice Provost for UCF Connect and UCF Global develop a plan to advance university priorities for global scholarship, partnerships and experiences for our students and faculty,” says Mazzucchelli. “This program will be a unique opportunity to further develop my leadership skills through the exceptional professional guidance, mentoring and support of a team of experts in higher education with the ultimate goal of investing my acquired skills to advance UCF’s larger mission.”