Staff

 

Mike

 

Director

Michael McGuire

m.mcguire@unf.edu

 

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

 

Student Government Coordinator

Celeste Watkins  

c.watkins@unf.edu

 

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 Szerba 3

 

Program Advisor

Margaret Szerba

m.szerba@unf.edu

 

 

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     

Program Assistant

Kayleigh Harrison
k.harrison@unf.edu 

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.

     
Victoria Shore Headshot

  

 

Student Government Advisor 

Victoria Shore

v.shore@unf.edu  

 

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.

Prior 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.  

Victoria and her husband have three children and six grandchildren.

     
Lucy Tison

 

Administrative Secretary

Lucy Tison

l.tison@unf.edu  

 

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
 

Business Manager

Dawn Knipe

dawn.knipe@unf.edu

 

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

 

Office Manager

Erin Campbell

erin.campbell@unf.edu

 

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

 

Accounting Associate

Devon Zook

devon.zook@unf.edu

  

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  

Accounting Associate

Katrina Willis

katrina.willis@unf.edu  

  

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 and baking.