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Get to Know: Whitney Meyer, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Headshot of VP Whitney MeyerWhitney Meyer, vice president and chief diversity officer, is a member of UNF’s Executive Cabinet.

Get to Know Whitney:

As vice president and chief development officer, Whitney is responsible for overseeing and directing the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts and working with diversity and inclusion liaisons to support inclusive excellence on campus. Whitney also oversees many important University areas including OneJax, Interfaith Center, Women’s Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, The Victim’s Advocacy Program, Intercultural Center, Community Alliance for Student Success, The Fearless Woman and the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. 

Whitney has been with UNF for 13 years, previously working in various departments including the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Student Union Administration, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations.

Favorite spots on campus: One of the best spots on campus is the quiet floor at the Carpenter Library. I have many memories there from undergrad and grad days! The second would be the Osprey Plaza. There is nothing better than a Market Day paired with a game day!

Most unique aspects of UNF: The collective and collaborative spirt of every member of the Osprey community. When you need help on a project, there are many people to brainstorm with you and to celebrate the outcome.

Proudest accomplishments at UNF: Launching the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence and starting the Community Alliance for Student Success (CASS) program that was created to serve traditionally underrepresented students on campus to provide a supportive student community with trusted and experienced mentors.

Hobbies and interests outside of UNF: Laughing with family and friends, gardening and fitness activities.

Favorite advice or quotes: “Never be surprised when people don’t’ understand you and question you often. You have chosen to go against the norm and that’s a good thing.”