Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Kim LeDuff is the Vice President of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and the Chief Diversity Officer. The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs is dedicated to supporting personal development and academic success of all UWF students through programs and services that include career exploration and development, academic success, high-impact practices, health and wellness, childcare and student involvement opportunities.
As the Interim Dean of Students, she oversees Case Management and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. She also has oversight of other student support services including Career Education and Community Engagement, Center for Academic Success, and Student Engagement
Katie Condon currently serves as the executive director of Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment Marketing. In this role, Katie is responsible for freshman and transfer recruitment, application processing and systems, orientation, visit experience, and enrollment marketing initiatives.
Rachel Hendrix currently serves as director of International Affairs for the University of West Florida’s Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs. Rachel has been active in the area of international education for more than 15 years and has served as regional leader with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and past chair for the Florida Association of International Educators. She currently holds the position of chairperson with the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council, and is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.
Lauren Loeffler currently serves as the executive director of Career Development and Community Engagement and Assessment and Planning Liaison. She is also the interim director for the Office of Design and Communication. She oversees functions related to community and employer engagement, career education, high-impact practices and experiential learning, and assessment within the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs.
Dr. Michele Manassah joined UWF in August 2018 and currently serves as the executive director for Counseling and Wellness. In this role, she is responsible for the comprehensive leadership, vision and direction, effective management, supervision and day-to-day administration of Counseling and Psychological Services, Recreation and Wellness and Student Health Services.
Dr. Jennifer L. McCaul is the executive director of the Center for Academic Success at the University of West Florida. She has administrative responsibility for First-Year Advising, Student Accessibility Resources, Testing Services and Tutoring and Learning Resources. She also serves as UWF’s platform owner and administrator for EAB Navigate as well as oversight of the University’s Academic Advising Council. She is also currently the interim Director of Technology Support Services for the division. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education administration.
Ben assists program leaders in the areas of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Leadership and Governance, Campus and Community Involvement, Student Activities, Student Organizations, and Event Services. He also leads the department in strategic planning efforts and coordinates Argo Arrival.
Gregory Tomso is Past President of the Southern Regional Honors Council and a professional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, where he has led numerous workshops on developing Honors curriculum and Honors program administration. Dr. Tomso joined the UWF faculty in 2004, served as Associate Director of Honors from 2009 to 2017, and as chairman of the UWF Department of English from 2014 to 2017.
LaTonya Wesley currently serves as the director of Trio Student Support Services.. She has 15 years of higher education experience and previously served as the director of Student Retention Initiatives, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Associate Director of Trio SSS and 21st Century Scholars. Additionally, LaTonya oversees many other initiatives including the Men’s Empowerment Network (MEN), Women’s Professionally Empowered and Ready for Life Network (PEARL), and UWF Community Scholars.