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The Committee

The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee is appointed through the Faculty Senate committee nomination process. Members are appointed for staggered three year terms. The committee is made up of faculty, staff and student representatives from various departments and divisions. Formal and informal liaisons exists between Multicultural & Diversity Affairs (including LGBT Affairs), Human Resources, UF Police Department, The Counseling and Wellness Center, and The President’s Council on Diversity.

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Our Purpose

  • Serve as a vehicle for a systematic and periodic assessment of the quality of life of LGBTQ+ individuals at the University and make recommendations regarding the need for educational programming, establishment of specific services and programs, and other similar matters.
  • Examine and recommend revisions in university policies and procedures having potentially negative consequences for LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Serve as a forum to which various individuals and groups can express concerns related to issues of homophobia and transphobia.

Committee Members

Gregory Allen

Meredith Beaupre

Stephanie Bogart

Michelle Boyd

Julie C. Brown

Alyssa Bulatek

Jason Byrd

Mary Kay Carodine

Brent Christner

Jeff Citty

Philip Daniels

Beverly Dede

Michael Dietz

Miryam Elshaer

Meghan Gertsch

Abel Gilbert

Ann Grooms

Oliver Grundmann — Co-Chair

Kyle Hamilton

Allyson Haskel

Berta Hernandez-Truyol

Amy D. Hester


Kathryn Hitchcock

Harrison Hove

Kristin Joys

David Leavitt

Cecilia Luna

Sarah Lynne

Noel Martinez-Pla

Cydney McGlothlin

Bonnie Moradi

Jane Morgan-Daniel

Ryan F. Need — Co-Chair

Sean Ochal

Tymber Powell

Jeffrey Pufahl

Narasi Ramachandran

Jennifer Rothschild

Paul Sell

Rachel Silveri

Rachel Slivon

Fran Smith

Damon Augusto Veras