• July 21, 2022

David Parrott UF on Educational Leadership

The higher education specialist Dr. David Parrott is a skilled, experienced higher education administrator with over 25 years of higher education experience. He serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Florida, a position he has held since 2001.


He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at Florida State University. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the College Board and a member of the American Association for Higher Education and the American Council on Education. The university administrator David Parrott UF began his career in higher education administration while still an undergraduate student at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). 


David Parrott received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1976 and his Masters’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from SFA in 1980 and 1981 respectively. He is a part of the University of Florida’s College of Education and the University of Florida’s Honors College. He is responsible for the oversight and administration of all academic programs in the college, including Education, Teacher Education and Counseling, Educational Leadership and Educational Policy Analysis and Management.


David Parrott also handles the Higher Education Administration, Early Childhood Development and Teaching, Bilingual Education and Literacy (BELT), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Educational Leadership (EDL), Elementary School Administration (ESA), Secondary School Administration (SSA) and School Counseling (SC). David Parrott also oversees the academic affairs of all students in the College of Education. He is responsible for advising faculty members on their research projects as well as providing professional development to faculty members. 

He also serves on many university committees including University Student Affairs Committee; Budget Committee; Academic Affairs Committee; Academic Senate Liaison Committee; Faculty Advisory Council; Faculty Council Nominating Committee; Faculty Senate Nominating Committee. Dr. David Parrott is a well-respected and accomplished higher education administrator. He is respected by his peers and by the university community because of his experience, his integrity, his knowledge, and his accomplishments. He has served on many university committees at the University of Florida.