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Barber hired as Coggin College Assistant Director of Development

Kara Barber HeadshotThe UNF Coggin College of Business has added an established Jacksonville professional to the staff to help build partnerships and secure charitable support. Kara Barber started in April as Assistant Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business.  

Barber brings more than a decade of experience to the post and she is transferring from her prior UNF position with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at the Coggin College of Business. She held the CEI position since July 2020. Her duties as Assistant Director of Development include helping nurture and establish business partnerships with First Coast companies, seeking individual philanthropic support, increasing scholarships and being an ambassador of the Coggin College in the community.  

Coggin College of Business Director of Development Michael J. G. McLaughlin said hiring Barber seemed a natural fit.

“Kara Barber will bring a wealth of experience as an ambassador for UNF and add a key relationship builder to our fundraising efforts. Kara is familiar with the Northeast Florida community and understands the demands on the Coggin College of Business. We are extremely excited to bring Kara’s talents to help propel our College forward,” McLaughlin said.  

McLaughlin pointed out Barber is an Osprey product, earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2014 from UNF.