Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins Named to UCF Board of Trustees
The University of Central Florida has announced that Alex Martins, Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Magic and a UCF alumnus, has been appointed to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. The appointment, which is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate, was made in Miami during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the State University System. Martins replaces former UCF trustee Meg Crofton, who moved to California.
Martins holds an MBA from UCF, where he is a member of the College of Business Administration’s Hall of Fame and serves on the Dean’s Executive Council for the college. He has spent 26 years in professional sports management, mostly in executive positions with the Magic, and became the team’s CEO in 2011.
Each state university in Florida has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for budgeting, implementing programs and maintaining education standards. The UCF Board of Governors appoints five of the trustees; the governor appoints six members, and the other two members are the chair of the Faculty Senate and the president of the student body. The appointment will run until January 2016.