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Presidential Search Committee formed

A presidential search committee has been formed to assist in the search for the president of UNF. The committee is comprised of 15 broadly representative members from diverse industries and fields, including University faculty, alumni, and community leaders.

The search committee will follow the guidelines set forth by the Florida Board of Governors regarding presidential searches and will be chaired by Board of Trustees Vice Chair Paul McElroy.

The search committee members include:

  • Chair Paul McElroy, UNF Board of Trustees
  • Jason Barrett, CEO of Flagler Health, UNF Board of Trustees
  • Selma Besirevic, President of UNF Student Government Association, UNF Board of Trustees
  • Henry Brown, CEO of Miller Electric
  • Travis Cummings, Vice President of The Bailey Group, former member of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Jill Davis, attorney and community leader, UNF Board of Trustees
  • Chuck Ged, CEO of Environmental Labs, UNF alum and President of UNF Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Lakshmi Goel, UNF professor and Associate Dean of Coggin College of Business
  • Ann Hicks, UNF alumna and member of UNF Foundation Board
  • Susan Perez, UNF professor in College of Arts and Sciences and interim Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies
  • Toby Sando, UNF professor in College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
  • Kent Stermon, COO of Total Military Management, Member of the Florida Board of Governors
  • Aundra Wallace, President of JAXUSA Partnership
  • John White, UNF professor in College of Education and Human Services and President of UNF Faculty Association, UNF Board of Trustees
  • Shiju Zacharia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crowley Maritime

All meetings of the search committee will be open to the public and there will be multiple opportunities for engagement throughout this search process. A website has been developed at that will continually be updated with meeting dates and other pertinent information.