Skip to main content

CFO Meets Luna, UCF’s New Four-legged Recruit

During a recent meeting at the UCF Police Department, Senior Vice President and CFO, Gerald Hector and various members of the A&F leadership team had the opportunity to meet Luna, the department’s new therapy dog. Luna will be working with UCFPD Detective Bianca Becker ’17 to support victims of sexual assault and help keep the campus and greater Orlando community safe.

The use of animal-assisted therapy or interventions (AAT/AAI) is intended to provide comfort, emotional support, and therapeutic care to people with a variety of health challenges in different situations. According to a Healthcare Business Today publication, the use of animal-assisted therapy has a long history dating back as early as 600 BC, with research beginning in earnest during the 1960’s. 

“Our UCFPD team does a tremendous amount of work to keep our campus safe in all aspects. Luna will step into the flow and legacy of our efforts to cater to and protect our campus constituents needs both physically and mentally.”

Luna joins Chipper, who has been with the department since December 2020. Read the October 4 UCFToday publication to learn more about Luna.

October 9, 2023