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At UWF, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs doesn’t just make for a fun acronym D-A-E-S-A. It’s a community with a common mission of supporting students, faculty, staff, community members and each other!


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Social and Community Engagement Committee at the annual HoliDAESA

We Work as a Team

The Division offers numerous opportunities throughout the year that promote ongoing learning, exchanging ideas, collaboration and social networking. These opportunities are coordinated by the Professional Development Committee, the New Staff Onboarding Committee and the Social Activities and Community Engagement Committee.  

Guided by our Strategic Plan, we:

  • Provide transformational experiences for our students
  • Support academic success
  • Create a culture of civility and inclusion
  • Enhance students’ health and wellbeing
  • Promote staff development


"I'm glad to be a part of such a great community and office here on campus. I could do very little without my coworkers' support and their continued efforts." -DAESA Employee


Staff Awards at the annual DAESA Employee Awards

We Value Our Employees

Division-wide meetings and signature divisional events are also focused on fostering communication, recognizing individual, departmental, and divisional accomplishments and FUN!

According to our 2023 Staff Survey:

  • 88% feel like part of a team at work
  • 90% feel as if they have trusted colleagues they can turn to for help
  • 100% understand how their work contributes to the broader mission of the Division


"I feel incredibly grateful to work alongside so many professional and talented coworkers. It is truly a joy to come to work here every day!" —DAESA Employee

Learn More About Us

DAESA is home to over 20 departments, approximately 150 university workforce staff and over 200 student employees.

"I am grateful to work with such an amazing team that genuinely has student support as its main mission." -DAESA Employee

"I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our other leaders for cultivating such a positive and supportive environment within the Division as a whole." —DAESA Employee


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