Jonathan Varnell Named VP for Facilities and Business Operations

Jonathan P. Varnell, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, has been selected as UCF’s new vice president for Facilities and Business Operations.

Varnell, who was selected following a competitive national search, has nearly 25 years of experience in higher education. At UNC Charlotte, he leads all facilities management operations; utilities and energy management; sustainability; capital planning, design and construction; engineering; real estate; space planning; and more. Varnell oversaw nearly $250 million in capital projects at his current institution.

Jonathan Varnell is UCF’s new Vice President for Facilities and Business Operations.

Varnell has also held leadership roles at Valpariso University and Guilford College, as well as Taylor University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He will report to Gerald Hector, senior vice…

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