Fran Ragsdale

Program Assistant, Center for Success of Women Faculty history month profiles

What is your current job title and responsibilities?
Program Assistant, provide support to the Director and faculty of The Center for Success of Women Faculty.
I manage the day to day operations of the center.

What is your history at UCF? (past job titles, responsibilities)
I started at UCF in 2001 with the Women’s Research Center, which is now the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty.

What is your favorite UCF memory?
My 2nd day on the job, I got a raise!!

If you could change one thing at UCF, what would it be? ($ and time no object)
Build covered outdoor areas for all to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your colleagues
Smile when picking up the phone, the caller will hear it in your voice.

What is your favorite restaurant or food?
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Orlando, FL
Maxime’s Restaurant in Winnipeg, MB Canada…..best chicken souvlaki

What is your favorite book or movie or song?
Any movie or TV series by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds is my favorite.

What is your dream vacation spot?
Would love to visit the South Pacific, especially Bora Bora

What is your favorite sport to watch or participate?
Hockey and Curling, I am Canadian after all!!

 If UCF was going to name something in your honor, what would you like it to be?
A staff lounge would be great

 If you could have lunch with anyone at UCF, who would you choose and why?
Girlfriends from F&A…….they are a great group of women to natter with.

 Who at UCF would you like to thank for your success.
Dr. Leslie Lieberman (retired) for offering me my first position here at UCF.
To Dr. Linda Walters for having faith and trust in me.

Name and describe a teacher from you past who truly inspired you.
Mr. Maw, Science/Math teacher from junior high school.  I still have contact with Mr. Maw, and he kindly reminds me of my “rebel” ways in junior high school.

If you had a “free” Saturday, how would you spend the day?
I would take our dogs to the ocean and let them run and be free!

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Linda Walters, Director of the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty
Linda.Walters@ucf.edu

Fran Ragsdale, Administrative Assistant
Fran.Ragsdale@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-4240

Mailing Address
Center for Success of Women Faculty
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160955
Orlando, FL 32816-0955

Physical Address
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816

Internal Mail (UCF)
Center for Success of Women Faculty
CL1 Room 207
32816-0955