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Staff Spotlight: Jeff Koviack

Trigger warning: This page contains references to suicide. Department: Business Affairs Technical Services (BATS) Bio: Jeff is a proud Marine Corps veteran and dedicated IT professional. After serving in the military, he pursued his degree in education from Michigan State University, where he honed his critical thinking and leadership skills. Following his time in college, […]

Staff Spotlight: Desirae Wallace

Department: Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) Bio: Desirae is the Program Assistant for the department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity. She was born and raised in Gainesville and graduated from Buchholz High School. Desirae is currently pursuing an A.A. in Business Administration from Santa Fe College and desires to simultaneously pursue a career […]


Read the March Business Affairs Newsletter

Reminder to not block bike lanes, sidewalks, and other restricted areas

A routine safety review of vehicular movement on campus by the Office of Business Affairs has revealed an increase in vehicles temporarily parking on sidewalks, bike lanes, and otherwise restricted areas. This behavior interferes with accessibility for persons with disabilities, pedestrians, and cyclists, in addition to placing their safety at risk. Additionally, improperly parked vehicles […]

Staff Spotlight: Tara Hollow

Department: Office of Vice President for Business Affairs Bio: Tara is the Operations Manager for Permitting and Policies for the Vice President for Business Affairs. She graduated from UF in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree from CALS in Food and Resource Economics. Tara has been an employee at UF since 2014 and with […]

Congratulations to the 2023 Business Affairs Superior Accomplishment Award Winners

The following individuals are recipients of the 2023 Business Affairs, Division 7, Superior Accomplishment Awards. We congratulate them for their outstanding and meritorious service in their fields. In the Category of Support  Services: Crystal Dix Crystal is a Custodial Worker in the department of Facilities Services. She is always willing to help other employees and […]


Read the February Business Affairs Newsletter

P.K. Yonge Green Building Certification

This past December, members of Planning Design & Construction (PD&C), P.K. Yonge students, and staff met to celebrate the accomplishment of UF’s 92nd green building certification. The impressive 3-story P.K. Yonge Middle and High school building received LEED Gold certification, reflecting the project’s highly sustainable efforts.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a […]

UF Mentor Protégé Program Graduation  

It was a celebration of lifelong connections and an accomplished year for the 2022 UF Mentor Protégé Teams, as they joined for a graduation ceremony on a beautiful December evening.  UF has a strong commitment to providing long-lasting significant opportunities for small businesses. For the past twenty-eight years, the UF Mentor Protégé program facilitated by the […]