David Parrottuf has been strongly involved in the fight for educational rights for all students in the United States regardless of their color, religion, or social status. He has worked in the U.S department of education and the Office for Civil Rights and solving Title IX issues since 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the chairman of the research committee of the American Association of University Professors. He is currently a vibrant member of the Committee on Academic Freedom, tenure, and governance.
David’s concern for student affairs has earned him lots of recognition throughout the United States. The former U.S president, Donald Trump appointed him as the vice president of student affairs at the University of Florida. He was to take responsibility for all student’s affairs inside and outside campuses and provide them with the necessary resources to create a positive learning environment for all students.
David Parrottuf was to focus his new roles on increasing enrolment and access to higher education for all students. He worked closely with Chair of Trustee Herb Kizer to escalate the number of students accessing university education in Florida. His services in student affairs lead to the advancement of the university, which is the largest higher education institution with 53 institutions spread around the United States.
The appointment of David Parrottuf as the vice president of students’ affairs came with a shift of policies from the previous government by Barrack Obama. The latter focused on diversity in learning institutions to create a much more inclusive society for higher education students. However, Parrot wanted to drive the institution’s focus towards accessibility of education and improvement of students’ experiences.