Staff Spotlight: Chris Whitehurst

Department: Facilities Services Bio: Chris Whitehurst joined the University of Florida in 2007 and holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, earned in the 90s. While residing in the Tampa Bay area, he pursued and obtained his MBA from the University of Tampa with a concentration in Controllership. Throughout his 17-year […]

Staff Spotlight: Officer Victor Beguiristain

Department: University of Florida Police Department Bio: Officer Victor Beguiristain, a South Florida native, graduated high school in Palm Beach where he was captain of the varsity cross country and track teams and a member of the marching band, National Honor Society, and VP of the National Spanish Honor Society. Officer Beguiristain earned a bachelor’s degree from […]

2023 UF Mentor Protégé Program Graduation  

Earlier this month, the UF Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity celebrated its annual Mentor Protégé graduation. This special event recognized the achievements of this year’s Mentor Protégé teams and highlighted their accomplishments.  Mentors in the program consist of mature and established companies that currently work or have worked with UF, or a comparable […]

UF vice president for business affairs Curtis Reynolds departing for Baylor University

Nov. 29, 2023 — After 13 years at the University of Florida, vice president for business affairs Curtis Reynolds will step down to accept a new role as vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer at Baylor University. He will begin his new position on March 1. “We are tremendously grateful for […]

Staff Spotlight: Erin Brewer

Department: Environmental Health and Safety Bio: Erin currently serves as the Insurance and Risk Manager for EH&S. Her journey in the insurance field began as a Casualty Adjuster with Nationwide, where she handled auto accident claims and injury claims. Further expanding her expertise, Erin worked for Kaiser Permanente in California, overseeing benefits accounts for prominent corporations […]

Mark your Calendars for the 2023 Facilities Services Holiday Parade

Share the joy of the holiday season at the fourth annual Facilities Services Holiday Parade on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. UF Facilities Services, UFPD (University of Florida Police Department), and first responders from around Alachua County will join the festivities.  Attendees will see holiday decorated fire trucks, utility equipment, as well as a […]

UFPD Awarded Crime Prevention Unit of the Year

This October, the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) was recognized as the Crime Prevention Unit of the Year (Small Agency) at the 2023 Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA) award ceremony.   This award recognizes the special efforts and exceptional accomplishments performed by an agency’s Crime Prevention Unit. UFPD’s Crime Prevention Unit is just one of […]

Business Affairs Signature Block

How to Create an Email Signature in Outlook Create a new email. Following the instructions for creating a new email signature found at this link, copy and paste the signature template and change the relevant information. The instructions also provide guidance on how to set your default signature for new emails and replies/forwards. Please note […]

Staff Spotlight: Julie Ramsey

Department: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Bio: As a Gainesville, FL native and UF graduate, Julie Ramsey has been working at UF for the past 24 years, 23 years with Environmental Health and Safety. She currently coordinates several different programs within the Occupational Safety and Risk Management Division of the EH&S Office. These programs include Ergonomics, […]

Closure of Center Drive

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, The University of Florida will close a portion of Center Drive as of Oct. 9 to allow for the critical repair of underground sanitary lines that service the UF Health Science Center. The closure will be near the Health Science Center building and is projected to be completed in January […]