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WANT TO BE A GATOR?

Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.

Staff: WILL ATKINS

Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs

As the leader of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, which includes Intercultural Engagement, Black Affairs, Hispanic-Latino Affairs, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Affairs, Will Atkins strives to create a learning environment that reflects a diversity in thought, experiences and backgrounds. Atkins uses his passion for collaboration and meaningful cross-cultural engagement to provide leadership and advocacy for all students, designing and implementing opportunities for community and identity expression.

Director: J. Glenn Morris, Jr.

College of Medicine
Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute

Dr. Glenn Morris assumed the position of Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute in August 2007. He is also a professor of infectious diseases in the UF College of Medicine. Morris has worked in public health and pathogen related fields for more than 30 years. At EPI, he has helped to shape the creative vision behind a web of campuswide projects to anticipate, understand and control the emergence of new, disease-causing microorganisms. In his spare time, Morris enjoys gardening.

Faculty: Julie Meyer

UF/IFAS
Research Assistant Professor

Julie Meyer's research focuses on the role of microbial interactions in the health and stability of coral reefs and is performed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Marine Station. She is researching how shifts in coral microbiota are associated with Black Band Disease, which kills healthy tissue in many different species of reef-building corals. In 2015, Meyer was one of five women in the country awarded L’Oreal USA's $60,000 Fellowship for Women in Science.

For the Gator Good

The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.

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