The Passing of a Dear Colleague

Dear Business Affairs team,

With a heavy heart, I share the news that Deadra Harvey passed away Saturday, April 29.

In Deadra’s remarkable 35 years with the University of Florida, she was a steadfast presence with a quick wit and a big heart.

Deadra and I met while I was in Facilities Services, and her coming aboard as my Executive Assistant when I became Vice President 11 years ago was a benefit to me personally and professionally. I will miss her deeply.

She cherished her years at UF and her colleagues. I know she touched so many lives during her time here, and we will hold her fondly in our hearts forever.

Please keep in mind that UF provides the Employee Assistance Program offering faculty, staff, and their household members someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever you need them.

A community memorial service to honor the life of Deadra Harvey will be held Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. located at DaySpring Missionary Baptist Church located at 1945 NE 8th Ave. in Gainesville.

Loss is never easy and impacts us all in a variety of ways. Please take care of yourselves and each other now and always.



Curtis Reynolds

Vice President for Business Affairs

Published: May 16th, 2023

Category: News