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Michael J. G. McLaughlin

Director of Development, Coggin College of Business   

Headshot of Michael McLaughlinMichael J. G. McLaughlin joins UNF’s Coggin College of Business as the director of development and serves in the Office of the Dean. He is a development professional with more than a decade of experience building relationships and cultivating charitable gifts. In 2019, he was named the director of development for the College of Engineering with The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). In that role, he served as a Senior Staff member in the Office of the Dean and a member of the Administrative Council for the College of Engineering. Additionally, he served on the University’s campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee which was formed in 2020 to make recommendations to University leadership on ways UTA can create a more supportive and fairer environment for every member of our community. Michael joined UTA in 2018 as the director of development for university initiatives where he worked with donors, alumni, and friends to build support for academic programs across campus. Prior to UTA he served as the associate director of advancement for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Foundation where he was a major gifts officer for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Before UCF, Michael was senior manager of corporate relations with Heart of Florida United Way and successfully led a team of fundraising professionals for the annual giving campaign. He was also a manager with United Way’s marketing & communications department where he was responsible for brand messaging, special event planning, media relations, and advertising.

He has held financial services industry licenses for stocks, bonds, commodities, and insurance. He has also worked in radio broadcasting holding the positions of assistant program director and public service announcement director. Michael obtained his BS in liberal studies from UCF in 2003. He is currently a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Michael has past affiliations with the City of Daytona Beach Teen Advisory Board, City of Sanford Citizens Academy, Florida Public Relations Association, Engineering Development Forum Board of Directors, Richard V. Moore Community Resource Center Executive Board, UCF Alumni Scholarship Committee, United Way of Arlington Steering Committee, and Valencia College Foundation Board of Directors.

Contact information:
Michael J. G. McLaughlin
Director of Development, Coggin College of Business
Office of the Dean
University of North Florida
Office: 904.620.5890 | Cell: 817.527.1353 | Email: