Celeste Watkins


Student Government Director

Celeste Watkins


Celeste’s career with UNF began in 1985 when she worked in the President’s Office, (Presidents McCray, McTarnaghan and Herbert), and then was an Administrative Assistant 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, served as the Student Government Coordinator, and is currently serving as the Director of Student Government. Her duties and responsibilities include working with the Student Government Branch Heads as well as overseeing the entire department. 



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Student Government Advisor

Victoria Shore  


A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Victoria graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from UNF. Victoria has lived in Florida since 1975 where she met and married her husband, Brian.

Prior to moving to Jacksonville, Victoria worked for non-profit, private and public administrations. Her last position was in governmental administration 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 Legislative and Judicial Branches as well as the Office of Elections. Victoria and her husband have three children and seven grandchildren. 

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Program Assistant

Kayleigh Harrison 

Kayleigh Harrison 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.

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Office Manager


Lucy Tison  


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

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Business Manager and Assistant Director

Dawn Knipe


Dawn Knipe joined the Student Government staff in 2014 and serves as its business manager and fiscal advisor.  She has a comprehensive background in higher education centered in student affairs and enrollment management.  Prior to joining UNF, she enjoyed an extensive career at Pace University in New York City where she held the positions of Assistant Dean for Students, Director of Enrollment Services, and Director of the Schimmel Center for the Arts.  At Pace she obtained an MBA from the Lubin School of Business and a BA in Dramatic Arts from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition to her commitment to student development at UNF, she enjoys theater and the arts, especially directing new plays by aspiring playwrights. 


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Accounting Associate 

Erica R. Calorel


Erica has previously worked at the University of North Florida for four and a half years in the Child Development Center. She comes to the SG Business & Accounting office with varied knowledge of University procedures, as well as many years of outstanding customer service. Erica enjoys drawing, dance, and most of all loves everything Harry Potter. Erica received a Business Administration degree and a minor in Graphic Design.

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Accounting Associate

Katrina Willis  


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.

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Accounting Associate

 Timothy Barnes  


Tim Barnes comes to UNF with over 10 years of Banking and Customer service experience.  He is a native of San Diego, CA and moved  to Jacksonville in July of 2014.  Tim received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.  When not at work, he loves to spend time with his wife Connie, and his two Labs Barney and Junior.  In addition, he enjoys golfing, riding his motorcycle up and down the coast, watching sports and traveling.

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Office Assistant

Lauren King

Lauren King is a recent UNF graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. As a student, she was heavily involved with Student Government and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. In the Fall of 2016, Lauren studied abroad in Dundee, Scotland, focusing her studies on Forensic Psychology. While not working, she enjoys playing lacrosse and video games, reading fiction novels, and planning her future trip around the world.