Foundation Board of Directors

The UWF Foundation Board of Directors is a dedicated group of alumni and friends who serve as advocates for the University, encourage philanthropic support, and manage the investments and business affairs of the Foundation.

These volunteers and community leaders give of their time to encourage, maintain, and administer private gifts for scientific, educational, and service purposes of the University of West Florida.

Click here to view the schedule of board meetings.


Board Members

  • Mrs. Laverne Baker

  • Dr. Judy Bense*

  • Mr. David Cleveland*

    BOT Representative

  • Mr. Doug Dobson

  • Mrs. Gail Dorsey

  • Mr. Rick Fountain

  • Mr. Alan Gieseman

  • Mr. Tim Haag

  • Mr. Brian Haugen

  • Mr. David Hightower

  • Mr. John Hutchinson

    Vice President

  • Mr. C. Ray Jones


  • Mr. Dennis Larry

  • Mrs. Kim MacQueen

  • Mr. Dan McMillian

  • Mr. Richard Peterson


  • Dr. John Platt

    Faculty Senate Rep*

  • Mr. Steve Riggs

  • Ms. Debbie Ritchie

  • Mr. Richard Sanfilippo

  • Mr. Gordon Sprague

  • Mr. Luke van Blaricom*

    Alumni Board Rep

  • Ms. Melinda Webb-Schwartz

  • Mr. Wayne Williams


  • Ms. Sherell Wood*


  • Mr. Brian Wyer

*Ex-officio - Voting Member