Michael McGuire lived in Central Florida for most of his life, but moved to Jacksonville in 2004 to pursue a collegiate degree. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2009 with a degree in Business Management; and obtained his MBA from UNF in 2013. Michael started his collegiate career at Jacksonville University where he resided for the first two years of his studies before transferring to UNF. Michael began working for UNF in 2007. His UNF experience covers several departments including, the Financial Systems Department, Academic Affairs, General Counsel, and Transportation and Logistics Department. Michael enjoys running, mountain biking, and kayaking.
Celeste’s career with UNF began in 1985 when she worked in the President’s Office, (President’s McCray, McTarnaghan and Herbert), and then was an Administrative Assistant Office to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office. In 1991 she relocated to Ocala, Florida where she married her husband and remained there until 2002. Her interim work experience before returning to UNF included Supervisor of Accounts Receivable at the Ocala Heart Institute, homeschooling her daughter for eight years and then Office Manager at San Jose Episcopal Day School. Celeste rejoined the UNF community in May 2009 when she helped to open the Student Union as the Office Manager for the Student Union Administration. She joined Student Government as the Office Manager in the Business and Accounting Office and currently Celeste serves as the Student Government Coordinator. Her duties and responsibilities include working with the Student Government Director and the Student Government Branch Heads.
Margaret is a Spring 2013 UNF
graduate with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Professional
Education. During her time as a student, Margaret was heavily involved on
campus with a main focus in Student Government and Sorority life. She enjoys
spending time with her family and friends and now has two sisters attending the
University. She is also involved in her local sorority’s Alumnae chapter and
enjoys spending time volunteering.
Kayleigh is an alumna of the university and graduated with
her Bachelor’s in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and a minor
in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies. While studying at UNF, Kayleigh
was involved with many organizations on campus, including Student Government,
Housing and Residence Life and the Communication Department. She enjoys
volunteering, exercising and spending time outdoors.
A native of Mansfield, OH, Victoria graduated from Florida
Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities and is
currently enrolled in the Higher Education Administration Master’s Program here
at UNF. Victoria has lived in Florida since 1975 where she met and married her
husband, Brian. For a short time she lived in New York while her husband
completed his graduate degree.
to moving to Jacksonville, Victoria worked for a non-profit, private and public
administrations. Her last position was in governmental administration as the
Assistant to the Town Manager and Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of
Lantana. Victoria moved to Jacksonville in 2010 when her husband
enrolled in UNF’s Doctorate of Education program, and was hired as the Office
Manager for the Student Union Administration. After working in that office for
two years, she became the Office Manager for Student Government and now has the
position as Student Government Advisor, where she oversees the Executive,
Legislative and Judicial Branches of Student Government.
and her husband have three children and six grandchildren.
Lucy Tison comes to UNF from Neptune Baptist Church where she
served as the Ministry Assistant to the Worship Arts Ministry. Prior to
that she was a stay at home mom for 18 years where she was actively involved
with the PTA and volunteering at her children’s schools. She began her
career in the Mortgage Banking industry where she advanced from clerk to Loan
Officer for Southeast Banks, NA. Lucy is married, has two children and
two perfect grandchildren whom she loves spending time with.
Business & Accounting Office
Dawn Knipe has a varied background in higher education that
includes student development, financial management, and enrollment services. Prior to joining the SG staff, she enjoyed an
extensive career at Pace University in New York City where most recently she was
Director of Enrollment Services and had budgetary responsibility for the
Division of Enrollment Management. She
has also served as Assistant Dean for Students and Director of the Schimmel
Center for the Arts. At Pace Dawn
obtained her MBA from the Lubin School of Business and her BA in Dramatic Arts
from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
Although her first passion is working with student leaders, she also
enjoys theater and the arts, especially directing new plays by aspiring playwrights.
Erin Campbell began her college career as a student right here at the University of North Florida in the fall of 2008. Throughout her time as a student at UNF, she spent a lot of time involved in her church's college ministry and campus activities. In December of 2012, she transitioned from student to staff after she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Erin started out in Student Government as an Accounting Associate and shifted into the Office Manager role in October of 2013. Before joining the staff at UNF, Erin worked at Crispers for 5 years, and more recently at Jersey Mike's. Erin loves to travel, tell jokes, and spend time with her family and friends. She is also involved in a local church band and enjoys playing guitar and singing.
Devon comes to the Student Government Business and Accounting Office with five years of retail banking experience. A native of Jacksonville, he has devoted his life in ministry at his family's church. Devon has an Associates in Arts degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville and looks forward to continuing his education at the University of North Florida. Devon enjoys watching sports, traveling, kayaking at his family's lake house and working on his racecar.
Katrina Willis comes to the University of North Florida with a
background in customer service, payroll, and budget planning. She also has experience organizing educational
workshops, coordinating travel and processing expenses. Originally from Ohio, Katrina travelled
internationally for several years doing missions and relief work before
settling in Jacksonville, FL. She is
looking forward to continuing her education at UNF. Katrina enjoys spending time with family, traveling
Amanda Lovins comes to the University of North Florida from
the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast where she served for 11 years in various
roles, most recently as the Membership Director for the Arlington branch.
She has a background in personnel management, fund development and budget
management. Amanda began her college career at the University of South
Florida and transferred to the University of North Florida to complete her
Bachelor of Science in Health and a minor in Health Education. Amanda, a native
of Jacksonville, enjoys spending time with her husband and son at parks and
events around the Jacksonville area.
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