janice gilley

Janice Gilley

Assistant Vice President | Government and Community Relations | 850-474-3345 | jgilley@uwf.edu

Janice Gilley is the Assistant Vice President of Community and Governmental Relations and Special Assistant to the President at the University of West Florida, responsible for advocating the legislative priorities at the local, state, and federal levels, and a liaison to all government officials and staff as well as any agency necessary to acquire university funding and program approval. With more than 20 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 in the Governor's office and the Florida Legislature, Janice has committed herself to serving the public and held the positions of Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Member from December 2012 to present, 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 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 Miss. A lifelong learner, she enjoys farming, hunting, and baking as well as spending time with her family.