Leadership Team

Megan Gonzalez
Megan Gonzalez
Executive Director of Institutional Communications

Megan Gonzalez serves as the Executive Director of Institutional Communications at the University of West Florida, where she executes the University’s integrated communications plan. She leads a fast-paced, innovative department of creative, digital, public relations and communications professionals.

Melissa Dandridge
Melissa Dandridge
Associate Director of Creative Communications

Melissa Dandridge serves as the Associate Director of Creative Communications for Institutional Communications, where she works with team members to develop concepts and strategies to visually and creatively tell the University of West Florida story.

Jennifer Peck
Jennifer Peck
Art Director

Jennifer Peck serves as the Art Director for Institutional Communications where she is responsible for the visual components of the university’s marketing, communication and branding efforts.

Brittany Sherwood
Brittany Sherwood
Assistant Director of Strategic Communications

Brittany Sherwood serves as the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications for Institutional Communications, where she oversees the development and implementation of communication plans, strategies and initiatives that enhance the University’s visibility. In this role, Brittany manages integrated projects, as well as institutional social media and public relations strategies.

Tom St. Myer
Tom St. Myer
News and Publicity Director

Tom St. Myer serves as the News and Publicity Director for Institutional Communications, where he collaborates with University faculty, staff and students to identify news and publicity opportunities.

Bernard Wilchusky
Bernard Wilchusky
Photography and Video Manager

Bernard Wilchusky is the photography and video manager for Institutional Communications at the University of West Florida, where he spends his days organizing the University’s diverse array of multimedia assets. When he’s not at the office, Bernard can be found around campus searching for imagery emblematic of the Argo spirit.


Staff

Lacey Berry
Lacey Berry
Graphic Designer

Lacey Berry serves as the Graphic Designer for Institutional Communications. She provides design services with a primary role of reproducing, maintaining and developing creative concepts to support strategic messaging.

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Colton Currier
Project Specialist / Academic Affairs Liaison

Colton Currier serves as Project Specialist and Academic Affairs Liaison, where he develops, executes and evaluates communication plans and strategies to advance the University of West Florida.

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Morgan Givens
Photographer

Morgan Givens serves as a photographer for the University of West Florida. Since becoming a professional photographer in 2016, Morgan has photographed events ranging from weddings to Division I football. His photography services at UWF extend to institutional communications, athletics, and much more.

Will Kennedy
Will Kennedy
Video Content Producer

Will joined the Institutional Communications team with more than 20 years of experience in television news and sports. He works with UWF Athletics and the Office of the President to produce programming and assists all areas of the University with video production for marketing, public relations and social media.

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Michael LeFevre
Program Specialist

Michael serves as the Program Specialist. In this position, he assists with managing a variety of projects for Institutional Communications and the coordination of photography and video operations. Additionally, he researches and develops communication plans and protocols, assists with the management of digital platforms and initiatives, assists the web support team, and facilitates administrative duties and tasks.

Jason O'Connell
Jason O'Connell
Assistant Director of Web and Digital Strategy

Jason O'Connell serves as the Assistant Director of Web and Digital Strategy for Institutional Communications where he is responsible for enhancing the web user experience, content quality, search optimization, analytical measurement as well as improve client support.

Leonor Roper
Leonor Roper
Social Media and Public Relations Specialist

Leonor Roper serves as the Social Media and Public Relations Specialist for Institutional Communications. In this role, she develops and manages the institution's social media strategy and oversees public relations activities.


Remote and Part-Time Team Members

Allison Morgan
Allison Morgan
Writer and Editor

Allison Morgan serves as a writer and editor for Institutional Communications. In this role, she writes and edits communications and marketing materials for the University of West Florida.

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Margaret Roberts
Marketing Strategist

Margaret Roberts serves as Marketing Strategist at the University of West Florida, where she focuses on strategic marketing initiatives and brand management. Her dynamic passion for education and proactive approach to communications aids her in this role. Additionally, Margaret serves as the managing editor of the UWF alumni and friends publication, Connection Magazine.

Brittany Swinford
Brittany Swinford
Writer

Brittany Swinford is a writer for Institutional Communications, where she is responsible for drafting and editing press releases and other public relations writing, as well as copywriting and editing for the University’s marketing initiatives.

Olivia Teeney, Communications Specialist
Olivia Teeney
Communications Specialist

Olivia Teeney serves as Communications Specialist for Institutional Communications. In this role she assists with the University's social presence by curating content for various platforms that tell stories, share traditions and build an ongoing narrative with UWF's audiences.


Student Assistants

Jamie Calvert
Jamie Calvert
Communications Assistant

Jamie Calvert serves as the Communications Assistant for Institutional Communications. In this position, she drafts content for the institutional social media outlets and assists with monitoring platforms.