UWF BEI Board of Directors

UWF President Judy Bense 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.

Updates

UWF BEI Meetings

UWF BEI Notices, Agendas and Minutes.

Meetings

UWF BEI Board Chair Messages

Periodic Board Chair Messages regarding the progress of the University.

Chair Messages

    Clark

    “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.

    Full Bio
    Patel

    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.

    Full Bio

    Hal White

    • UWF BEI Treasurer
    • Senior Administrative Fellow; Professor of Ethics, Law & Policy, UWF

    Harold M. (Hal) White, Jr. is Senior Administrative Fellow and
 Professor of Ethics, Law & Policy at the University of West
 Florida. White served as Executive Vice President and Chief
 Operating Officer of UWF from 2002 to 2010.

    Full Bio
    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.

    Full Bio
    Jones

    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.

    Full Bio
    Todorovich

    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.

    Full Bio
    Bense

    Judy Bense

    • UWF BEI Member
    • President, University of West Florida

    Dr. Judith Bense, having served at University of West Florida for 28 years, became the fifth president of the University of West Florida on July 1, 2008.

    Full Bio
    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
    • Chief Financial Officer, UWF

    Dr. Steven Cunningham is responsible for the effective leadership, oversight and administration of all activities within the Division of Finance and Administration.

    Full Bio

    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.

    Full Bio
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