UWF BEI Board of Directors

UWF President Martha Saunders and UWF BEI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Steve Cunningham thank the Business Enterprise, Inc. Board of Directors for their dedicated service to the University of West Florida. Sharing your time and expertise to help UWF grow and prosper is very much appreciated.

UWF BEI Board Updates

These monthly updates provide information on current UWF BEI initiatives.


UWF BEI Meetings

UWF BEI Notices, Agendas and Minutes.


UWF BEI Board Chair Messages

Periodic Board Chair Messages regarding the progress of the University.

Chair Messages


    “KC” Clark

    • UWF BEI Chairperson
    • Certified Public Accountant, Raymond James & Associates

    Kenneth “KC” Clark, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of St. Pete Beach, Florida, is a senior vice president and deal manager for Raymond James & Associates, Inc. in the Equity Syndicate Department.

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    Jay S. Patel

    • UWF BEI Vice Chairperson
    • Business Owner and Operator

    Jay Patel serves on the UWF Board of Trustees and is the Board's representative on the BEI Board of Directors. Mr. Patel is the Vice Chair of the BEI Board and has served in that role since BEI's inception in 2012.

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    Ed Ranelli

    • UWF BEI Treasurer
    • Senior Advisor & Consultant to the UWF President

    Dr. Edward Ranelli is a professor and Dean Emeritus of the University of West Florida College of Business.

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    Suzanne Lewis

    Suzanne Lewis

    • UWF BEI Secretary
    • Retired Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park

    Suzanne Lewis earned her bachelor's degree in history from the University of West Florida in 1978 and completed her 32-year career with National Park Service in 2011.

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    Dr. Steven Cunningham is responsible for the effective leadership, oversight and administration of all activities within the Division of Finance and Administration and serves as Chief Financial Officer of the University and Chief Executive Officer of Business Enterprises, Inc.

    Steven Cunningham

    • UWF BEI Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Steven Cunningham serves as Chief Executive Officer of Business Enterprises, Inc.

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    Lacey Collier

    • UWF BEI Member
    • U.S. District Court Judge

    Judge Lacey A. Collier was born in Demopolis, Alabama, in June 1935 – the son of Dr. and Mrs. James P. Collier, M.D. After graduating from Saint Bernard High School in Cullman, Alabama, he studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Alabama.

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    Ray Jones

    • UWF BEI Member
    • Retired Navy Officer and Business Owner

    Ray Jones is a native of Rockingham, North Carolina. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina, he received a commission in the U.S. Navy through NROTC and completed Supply Corps School.

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    Martha Saunders

    Martha Saunders

    • UWF BEI Member
    • President, University of West Florida

    Dr. Martha D. Saunders began as the sixth president of the University of West Florida on January 1, 2017.

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    John R. Todorovich

    • UWF BEI Member
    • Chair or Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida

    Dr. John R. Todorovich currently serves as the department chair for Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at the University of West Florida. He has held this position since 2007 and has been a faculty member with UWF since 2005.

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    Kishane Patel

    Kishane Patel

    • UWF BEI Member
    • UWF SGA Student Body President

    Kishane Patel, a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice, is from Pensacola, Florida. During his time at the University of West Florida he has focused his involvement and leadership on campus around the idea of improving the student experience.

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