Danta joined UCF in January 2020 and serves as senior assistant vice president and university controller. He is responsible for financial reporting and general accounting, including cash, investment, and asset management; student account services; and tax, payables, and procurement services. He also provides leadership and oversight for the Knights Experience Team (kNEXT) finance and human resources shared services center jointly with UCF’s Chief Human Resources Officer.
Danta has over 18 years of experience in financial reporting and auditing, most recently serving as chief of financial reporting for the Florida Department of Financials Services (DFS). While at DFS, he served on the executive steering committee for the Florida Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management (PALM) project to replace the state’s accounting and cash management systems with an enterprise resource planning solution.
Danta holds bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and finance from Florida State University, and is a certified public account. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball in his spare time.