Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association

In 2001, the Presidential Envoys, organized in the summer of 1985, and the SAA, founded in 1998, were merged to create student awareness of the University of North Florida Alumni Association. 



The members of the Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association are the recognized student leaders of UNF who serve as student ambassadors to the Alumni Association and the Office of the President. They provide outstanding service to the campus and community and possess strong leadership and communication skills that will transition them from students to successful alumni. 

Envoys also work to encourage students to become involved with UNF and to stay involved after graduating. The Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association is about building traditions, creating memories and establishing relationships to last a lifetime. 


Envoy of the Year


Congratulations to Melissa Barbera the 2013-2014 Envoy of the Year!      


  Melissa Barbera


Who can join the PESAA?

Envoy recruitment 2013Recruitment for member positions take place in the spring semester of each year. If you are a UNF student in good academic standing, you are eligible to apply for membership. Applications are invited from the student body at-large and require an explanation of the applicant's desire to serve the university. Members are selected through a written application and interview process. Personality, participation in campus activities, dependability and ability to represent the University and its President in a positive manner are also considered.


Applications are now available! Click here to download an application. Application packets due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 to the Office of Alumni Services. We are honored to serve as ambassadors for the University as well as our fellow students, alumni and community and we look forward to welcoming you on board! If you have any questions, please contact the PESAA Advisor, Leah Case at or the Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association President at  

What does PESAA do?

The Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association is an organization that provides student leaders with the opportunity to participate in events sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Office of the President and other UNF events. Envoy participation helps the University and its divisions offer more quality events for alumni, friends, faculty and staff while providing networking opportunities for the members. Responsibilities of PESAA members include serving as hosts and hostesses at campus events, assisting the Office of Alumni Services and coordinating campus-wide community service to rally other students as well as alumni, faculty and staff together in a joint effort. 



Presidential Envoys participate in a wide array of Alumni Association, University and Community activities, such as:

  • Providing campus tours for dignitaries and distinguished University guests
  • Volunteering at Commencement Ceremonies
  • Serving as volunteers for various on-campus department and clubs
  • Volunteering with community nonprofit organizations on behalf of UNF and the Alumni Association
  • Spirit Spotting on UNF campus 
  • Attending and assisting with Alumni Association events
  • Homecoming 
  • Various student engagement activities 


The Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association has such a wide variety of activities and membership benefits, there is something for EVERYONE! You can take leadership roles, enjoy the social opportunities, network with professionals, any or all, it's up to you and what you want. The PESAA is committed to promoting and supporting the establishment of traditions at UNF. Traditions help create a sense of unity between past, present, and future students while creating lasting memories.



Presidential Envoys Student Alumni Association Benefits:

  • Career networking with Alumni and distinguished University guests
  • Mentoring opportunities 
  • Leadership opportunities


Each new group of Envoys will complete a training session which includes an overview of the University's history and organizational structure, familiarity with campus locations, protocol, etc.

Envoy 2012


Presidential Envoy Requests:

The PESAA consists of students who work on/off campus, volunteer in the community, and are members of other student organizations. Their mission as Envoys is to serve the university as student ambassadors. They are cheerful, intelligent and provide an official presence to ensure successful events. To be sure that your event is appropriately staffed with Envoys, please submit a request at least two weeks before the date they are needed.


 If you would like to request Presidential Envoys please contact Leah Case at (904) 620-2132 or