UCF Downtown, in partnership with Valencia College, will bring 7,700 students to live, learn and work in downtown Orlando, creating a game-changing campus in the heart of the city. Scheduled to open in fall 2019, this transformational project, which kick-starts Orlando’s $1 billion public-private Creative Village, will increase access for students, provide pathways into high-demand career fields, foster collaboration with neighbors in meaningful ways and improve countless lives through the power of education.
Dr. Carroll received her EdD from Auburn University in English/Language Arts Teacher Education, along with a M.S. from Florida State University. She came to UCF from Oklahoma State University, where she served as dean and director of professional education and the Stella V. Anderson Endowed Professor of Education.
Dr. Carroll was associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Education at Florida State University and a faculty member there for 21 years, serving in various administrative roles, including department chair and program coordinator.
Sissi (as she likes to be called) also served as an assistant professor at Georgetown College in Kentucky, specializing in teacher education and adolescent and young-adult literature.