Press Release for Friday, June 16, 2006

UNF Appoints Assistant VP for Undergraduate Studies

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida appointed Dr. David Jaffee as assistant vice president for Undergraduate Studies. Prior to his appointment, he had been serving as acting dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

In his new role, Jaffee will be responsible for providing critical leadership in the areas of curricular and program development, general education assessment, academic advising and support services, first-year and transfer student programs as well as transformational learning opportunities. He will also oversee the Honors Program, undergraduate academic enrichment, academic testing and the Office of Faculty Enhancement. Jaffee will assume his new role August 7.

“Dr. Jaffee has demonstrated a deep and an encompassing passion for the betterment of undergraduate education at UNF,” said Mark Workman, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “That passion will serve the institution well as it continues to grow in size while maintaining its abiding commitment to high quality undergraduate education.”

Jaffee has been at UNF since 2000 and has served in a variety of positions, including associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of sociology and founding director for the Office of Faculty Enhancement/Center for Instructional and Research Technology.

Prior to coming to UNF, he was an associate professor of sociology at State University of New York at New Paltz. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his master’s in political science at Washington University-St. Louis.

The University is currently conducting an internal search to identify an interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. A national search for a permanent dean will begin this fall.