Walt Disney World President Joins University of Central Florida’s Board of Trustees

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (June 30, 2011) – Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton has been named as one of the newest members of the University of Central Florida’s Board of Trustees.  

Crofton, along with local attorney Marcos Marchena and veteran investment manager Robert A. Garvy, was appointed to UCF’s 13-member board by the Board of Governors of the State University System. Each will serve five-year terms.

Members of the Board of Trustees set policy and are responsible for efficient and effective use of UCF’s resources.  

As President of Walt Disney World Resort, Crofton oversees a work force of more than 62,000 cast members at the world’s premier vacation destination. She administers a property that is more than 40 square miles in size, and includes four theme parks, two water parks, 24 resorts, Downtown Disney, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and other attractions.   

A 30-year Disney veteran, Crofton has held a wide range of executive leadership roles in Operations, Convention Sales and Human Resources, and led an international task force responsible for opening six resort hotels at Disneyland Resort Paris.   

Crofton is actively involved in the Central Florida community.  She is a member of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and served as its chair in 2009-2010.  

In addition to serving on the UCF Board of Trustees, Crofton serves on the board the Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness, the executive committee of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and the Orlando Community Construction Company. She is also co-chair of the American Heart Association 2011 Greater Orlando Heart Walk