Janice Gilley serves as the associate vice president of external affairs for the President at the University of West Florida. She oversees the management of special projects and governmental relations and serves as liaison to the University’s Board of Trustees. With more than 25 years of governmental experience, she is proficient in all aspects of public policy and budget from development to passage to implementation.
In addition to her professional experience at the University of West Florida, in the Governor's office and the Florida Legislature, Janice has committed herself to serving the public. She is currently a member of the Santa Rosa Island Authority and previously held the positions of Commissioner on the Escambia County Board of Commissioners from May 2002 to November 2004, Escambia County School Board Member in 1999 as well as a Member and Vice Chair for the Three Rivers, Conservation and Development Council from 1993 to 2007. Her volunteer services include working with the Pensacola Opera Board, American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, Children's Home Society, and Trinitas Christian School.
Janice earned her master's degree in public administration from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, and communications from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her husband is a private school administrator and sons attend college at Washington and Lee University and Samford University. A lifelong learner, Janice enjoys farming, hunting, and baking as well as spending time with her family.