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 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 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 serves as the Public Relations Manager for Institutional Communications, where she executes media relations, publicity and communication strategies for the University. In this role, Brittany manages the media relations on behalf of the institution, develops and implements communication plans, strategies and initiatives and oversees institutional social media strategies.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 serves as the Web Content Strategist 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.
Remote and Part-Time Team Members
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.
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 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 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.
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.
As the Design and Communication Assistant, Michaela's job duties include supporting the Creative Services Unit within Institutional Communications by preparing and creating marketing materials.