David W. Parrott, executive associate vice president and chief of staff in the division of student affairs at Texas A&M University, has been named vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida.
His appointment will begin May 16, and Parrott will begin his duties as vice president June 1.
Parrott has held his position as executive associate vice president since 2008. Prior to that, he held several positions in the Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs, including interim vice president, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of student life, and dean of student life.
Before joining Texas A&M in 2001, he held positions in student affairs at Western Michigan University and Western Kentucky University.
Parrott has been a member of the graduate faculty at Texas A&M since 2006. He holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Louisville, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Western Kentucky University. He will have an academic appointment at UF as a clinical associate professor in the College of Education.
Parrott is married to Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott and has two sons, Jackson, 11, and Jason, 9. He will succeed Dave Kratzer, who is retiring.