Maribeth Ehasz has devoted her professional career to helping students succeed. She has been at the University of Central Florida, one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students, since 1994 where she currently serves as vice president for the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.
As vice president, Dr. Ehasz provides leadership to 29 departments, 690 full-time staff members, and over 2,200 student employees. Her leadership council comprises five associate vice presidents and seven assistant vice presidents. UCF’s goal is to provide access to a high-quality education to as many qualified and deserving students as possible. Students are engaged in the total collegiate experience from identification, recruitment, matriculation and investment to successful progression, graduation and employment in a global workforce.
Dr. Ehasz previously served as UCF’s associate vice president for academic development and retention. During her career in higher education, she has served as assistant dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and was founding director of the Office of Retention Services as well as assistant dean of the University College at the University of Toledo in Ohio. She has also held positions in residence life, student activities, learning assistance, and career services at various universities and community colleges.
Dr. Ehasz was recognized by the UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives with the first VIP Diversity Award for her commitment and leadership in making diversity and inclusion visible, intentional, and a priority for her division. She was also honored as one of four finalists in the Women Who Mean Business Awards, Business Executive of the Year category by the Orlando Business Journal. Dr. Ehasz and her colleagues at UCF received the Best Practice in Student Retention Award from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange. Dr. Ehasz was selected to receive the National Academic Advising Association Pacesetter Award for her career contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Earlier in her career, she received the American College Testing and National Academic Advising Association Certificate of Merit Award for excellence in academic advising. Dr. Ehasz presents nationally on women’s career development, student success, and academic advising effectiveness.
Dr. Ehasz received her bachelor’s degree in American studies and history and her master’s in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in guidance and counseling education from the University of Toledo with a minor in psychology.