Leadership Team

Megan Gonzalez

Megan Gonzalez

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.

Megan's Bio
Brittany Boyd

Brittany Boyd

Brittany initially joined the Institutional Communications team as an intern while finishing her degree here at UWF. Because of her previous experience within the department, Brittany understands the daily pressures it operates under, making her a perfect fit as the Assistant Director.

Brittany's Bio
Allison Morgan

Allison Morgan

Allison Morgan serves as the Assistant Director of Public Relations at the University of West Florida, where she develops communication strategies to increase the institution’s visibility. Allison proactively identifies, pitches and secures publicity opportunities to elevate the University’s profile among key constituencies and works with the Institutional Communications team to manage relationships with members of the media.

Allison's Bio
Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck

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.

Jennifer's Bio
Pola Young

Pola Young

Pola Young is the Creative Director for Institutional Communications, having served the department for more than 10 years. She provides conceptual design strategies for both the University’s campaigns and internal campus client projects.

Pola's Bio

Staff

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson is the Web Manager for Institutional Communications. She possesses a strong background in script programming and graphic design and works closely with the department as well as the growing community of content providers across the university, assisting with content integration and development in the campus web content management system.

Christina's Bio
John Blackie

John Blackie

John serves as the photographer for the University of West Florida. Throughout the course of his 20 years as an active part of the Institutional Communications team, John has been providing a variety of photography services to the campus community.

John's Bio
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Colton Currier

Colton Currier serves as the Public Relations Assistant for Institutional Communications. In this position, he writes press releases, communication plans and other materials for the University of West Florida. Colton assists with managing various communication tools, recruits for and organizes student photoshoots and completes other administrative tasks.

Colton's Bio
Tiffany Hardin

Tiffany Hardin

Tiffany serves as the Institutional Communications Assistant. In this position, she assists with the management of the institutional photo library, recruits for and organizes student photoshoots, manages and develops content for various digital communications and completes other administrative tasks.

Tiffany's Bio
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Shelley Henseler

Shelley 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.

Shelley's Bio
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Michael LeFevre

Michael LeFevre serves as the Communications Assistant. In this position, he develops communication plans and protocols, assists with management of digital platforms and initiatives and drafts content for UWF's social media outlets, among other administrative tasks.

Michael's Bio
Jason O'Connell

Jason O'Connell

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.

Jason's Bio
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Margaret Roberts

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.

Margaret's Bio
Brittany Swinford

Brittany Swinford

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.

Brittany's Bio
Julia Terwilliger

Julia Terwilliger

Julia Terwilliger joined Institutional Communications in Spring 2015 as a student communications assistant and now serves as the communications strategist. In this role, Julia develops communication plans, strategies and initiatives to increase the visibility and brand awareness of the University.

Julia's Bio