Carpenter Library Community Engagement & Giving

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Future Meetings

Quarterly Council Business Meetings (with Lunch): 

October 13, 2017   11:30am - 1:30pm

February 9, 2018   11:30am - 1:30pm

May 11, 2018   11:30am - 1:30pm

 

Council Networking Luncheons:  

July 14, 2017   12 - 1:30pm

September 8, 2017   12 - 1:30pm

March 9, 2018   12 - 1:30pm

July 13, 2018   12 - 1:30pm

2017-18 Special Events

Important invitations will be sent to Council Members for events and other campus activities, stay tuned!

 

Council Membership History

Bylaws

Dean's Leadership Council Membership Guide

Members

 John IrvinChair

Project Development Manager, Ajax Building Corporation

John Irvin is Project Development Manager with Ajax Building Corporation, for a region which includes North and Central Florida, as well as South East Georgia. In the ten years John has held this position with Ajax, the company has been selected to build high profile construction projects which include, but are not limited to: Duval County Public Schools, University of North Florida, University of Florida, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Baker County Sheriff’s Office, City of Daytona Beach, Volusia County Council, College of Coastal Georgia, and Brevard Community College. John graduated from Florida A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and he is a Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida. He is also a graduate of the Northeast Florida Regional Council-Regional Leadership Academy and Leadership St. Petersburg. John has been a resident of Jacksonville since 1998, upon moving here from St. Petersburg, where he was born and raised. He has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2009.

 Lisa Davis, Vice Chair

CEO, Analytics Partners

Lisa Davis has over 10 years of IT, and Business analytics experience specializing in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytic Capabilities. She has in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in implementing, integrating and deploying business intelligence software in a variety of environments. In the last five years, she has served as a member of numerous internal consulting groups with Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare and financial industries. She works closely with new and existing clients to determine their individual business intelligence needs and maps those needs to a technological solution. Lisa then guides her clients through a business intelligence project life cycle making sure all the required components to a successful deployment are in place. She uses her experience in the subject areas of needs assessment and recommendation, systems analysis & design, implementation, project management, testing, deployment, documentation, curriculum development and training to facilitate these activities. Lisa has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2014.

Phyllis Andruszkiewicz

Community Volunteer

Phyllis Andruszkiewicz is passionate about the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and its Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC). Ten years ago she became the inaugural Director of Development for the library and was asked to form the first DLC through partnerships with our business community. She remains honored and excited many of the original members have continued to support and grow the mission of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, and is thrilled to be included among their ranks - as she feels this group is vital to the University, its students, and faculty. Phyllis has over a decade-long professional experience in development for the non-profit industry and spent multiple decades prior in sales, banking and human resources. She currently participates in several membership groups in town and enjoys meeting and greeting new faces and bringing education, programming and events to uplift people and organizations throughout Northeast Florida. Phyllis has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.

Dan Bagan

President & Creative Director, iAugi Studios / Bagan & Company

Dan Bagan leads iAugi Studios, a well-regarded videography and photography resource in Northeast Florida.  Dan also serves the board of the St. Augustine Rotary Club. With a natural curiosity about his subjects and an instinctive approach to “the process”, Dan's images result in a striking reflection of personality and spirit. Beginning with film, a darkroom and a passion for black and white images, Dan's work has evolved into compelling portraits with highly saturated color images and videos. His works are in the "Gloria Steinem Archives of Smith College" and grace the album covers of musicians and individual collectors. His subjects range from the famous to children and brides to rock-and-rollers to "Age of Beauty" clients; women between 50 and 100 years old, capturing their personal essence. Dan shares his skills as a creative force for the greater good. He is a co-creator of the highly regarded civil rights campaign “We Are Straight Allies,” where his photographs and video are used to bring attention to a civil rights issue in Jacksonville and the State of Florida. Dan has also created stunning images of individuals who are homeless and individuals suffering from Bells Palsy and ALS. He is a featured artist in the Art in the Library Collection having bequeathed his historically significant original photograph of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, viewable online via Digital Commons on the Library Home Page. Dan has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.

Stanley H. Bishop 

Broker/Owner, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Stanley Bishop is the broker/owner of EXIT Real Estate Gallery in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Jacksonville Beach.  A native of Jacksonville, he attended the University of North Florida achieving a BS in Management with a minor in Marketing.  Stanley later obtained his MBA from Jacksonville University.  He has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2016.

André Boutté

Vice President, Director of Operations & Training at Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Andre Boutte has been a resident of Jacksonville since 1989, having been transferred here for duty at the Naval Air Station in Mayport. He proudly served our country for 21 honorable years as a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator. Andre retired from the United States Navy in 1992 and began a successful career in real estate in 1993 with Prudential Network Realty. In 1996, Andre began his management career with Watson Realty Corp., starting as an assistant manager with the Watson Jacksonville Beach office. He became manager of the Watson Westside office in 1997, and then assumed management responsibility for the Watson Southside office in 1998. In 2000, he transferred to the Watson Realty Corporate Headquarters and was appointed Director of Technical Training. In 2003, Andre assumed the duties of Director of Training, and in 2005, assumed his present duties as Director of Operations.  Andre has been a member of the Dean's Leadership Council since 2008.

Chavet Constable Mason

President/Founder, Starlight Valet

Chavet Constable is a mother, wife, volunteer, veteran of the United States Navy and business owner in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is President of Starlight Valet, one of Jacksonville's premier valet and parking companies specializing in public and private events throughout Northeast Florida and South Georgia. She credits her success to her clients and says she loves her work. Starlight Valet has continuously employed currently enrolled UNF students since its founding in February 2000. Chavet is also a board member and active guardian in Guardian Ad Litem, the primary child abuse victim advocacy agency in the state of Florida.  She also provides consulting work for small companies striving for success. Chavet has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.

Tom Cook

Owner & Director of Sales, Atlantic Imaging

Thomas J. Cook moved to Jacksonville from New York fifteen years ago.  He has been owner and Director of Sales for Atlantic Imaging since 2003.  Atlantic Imaging provides large format graphics, tradeshow displays and vehicle wraps, From 1995 to 2003 Tom was Area Sales Manager for Ilford Imaging, one of the oldest and most respected companies in the photographic industry.  Tom attended Indiana's Earlham College and has a degree in Sociology with a minor in Photography.  Tom is the father of two young women who have attended UNF and his youngest is a current student. His hobbies still include photography, though he makes the most of living at beach and is an avid deep sea fisherman.

Sharon Goldman

Artist & Teacher, Sharon Goldman Fine Art

A native Floridian and Fine Arts graduate of the University of Florida, Sharon spent over 25 years as an Art Director in Miami producing print and broadcast media advertising, winning local, state, national and international awards until moving to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1998. She then focused on her love of painting, teaching art, accepting commissions and with her husband Richard, raising three wonderful daughters all presently in college - who she consider to be her best works of art. She describes her work as painterly realism and has been juried into more than 50 local and regional shows, earned numerous ribbons, was chosen to be featured on a full-page in the Jacksonville Business Journal “Book of Lists”, and spot lit in “art worthy” in the St. Augustine Record and in Arbus Magazine. She pioneered and continues the monthly, ongoing solo show program for regional artists to display their work in the Ponte Vedra Beach Library and has collaborated with the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center and Jacksonville International Airport.  Sharon has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean's Council since 2017.

Daniel Locke

Owner, Locke Roofing 

As owner of Locke Roofing, Daniel Locke states he aims to deliver the best roofing service to clients in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. He is the 2013 recipient of the Fred King Award, a war veteran and was honored recently as the Northeast Florida Builder’s Association most philanthropic member. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Florida and has served the Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2013.

Evelyn McDonald

Vice President, HW & W Inc.

Evelyn McDonald is Vice President of HW & W, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Over her professional career, she has specialized in the analysis and development of process management systems and the use of information systems to support organizational strategy and objectives. Evelyn's present work includes integration of records management systems with information technology management systems such as capital planning and investment. She conducted several focus group sessions for the Carpenter Library and other local organizations Evelyn is the Chair of Arts & Culture Nassau, the county's arts council. She serves on the board of the Amelia Island Book Festival and on the Curriculum Committee for the Center for Lifelong Learning. Her hobbies are reading and photography. She is a member of the Amelia Island Art Association. Evelyn holds a Masters of Science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan.  She is a Past Chair of the Thomas G. Carpenter’s Dean’s Leadership Council and has served on the Council since 2008.

Mike Miller

Business Manager, Jacksonville Transit Authority

Mike Miller joined the City of Jacksonville following a 30-year career in radio and television broadcasting. Mike is currently the Business Manager for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. One aspect of his duties is working with businesses and colleges in developing transit programs for employees and students. Mike’s previous position at JTA was Director of External Affairs. During his career in Jacksonville Mike worked with the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission to develop a new Neighborhood Resources and Community Development Division and assist in creating speakers bureau for Super Bowl XXXIX. Mike also served as a member of Mayor John Delaney’s senior staff as City Council Liaison. Other civic activities include serving on the Florida Theater Board of Directors, the WJCT Community Advisory Board, membership on the Foundation Board of Daniel, Inc., and an alumnus of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2004. Mike has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean's Leadership Council since 2016.

Jennifer Murray

Art Director, Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission | J.A.A.

Jennifer "Jen" Murray is an advocate for culture, education and the arts in Jacksonville, Florida and Director of the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission. The commission governs the JAX Airport Art & Culture Program, manages its rotating art exhibitions, as well as the commission of large-scale, onsite, permanent, public artworks for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. With more than twenty years’ experience leading arts businesses, place-making organizations and community programming in our community, she has a BA from University of North Florida in English and an Art History minor, and is the recipient of several awards such as the 2009 University of North Florida Outstanding Alumni Award, Jacksonville Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award, and awarded Outstanding Neighborhood Business Leader by RAP for her years serving as President of the Avondale Merchant Association and leading the neighborhood through their Town Center Initiative, Visioning and Funding Campaign to restore the Shoppes of Avondale from 2002-2008. Jen is a mother of four and a passionate community volunteer. She has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2008.

Ron Stephan 

Chief Executive Office, RealtyWEB.net

Ron Stephan is the CEO of the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as well as its subsidiary Metro Market Trends, Inc. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University and has earned a Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of Chicago. Ron serves on the boards of Northeast Florida MLS the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS and many committees of the Florida Association of REALTORS ® most recently as a director on the Real Estate Industry Solutions Board of Managers. Ron’s career spans many years with information technology companies such as Mellon Bank, NCR Corporation, Tandy Business Systems and currently www.RealtyWEB.Net which provides services for Northeast Florida MLS, Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS ® and Metro Market Trends. During his time in Jacksonville, Ron is most proud of securing funding over the years in order to build two homes for HabiJax, establishing the Art in The Library Fund as well as the Technology Fund for the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. He is a Past Chair of the Thomas G. Carpenter’s Dean’s Leadership Council and has served on the Council since 2007.

Leigh-Ann Sullivan

Fine Art Photographer, LA Sullivan

Leigh-Ann Sullivan studied photography in San Francisco at the Academy of Art University on the cusp of the digital revolution, with a strong backbone in alternative and traditional processes.  Her work is inspired by her mentor and professor, David Wasserman, as well as modern photographers Lori Nix, Julie Blackmon, Maggie Taylor and Ruud Van Empel, all who have expanded the boundaries of the photographic craft. Leigh-Ann went on to become an online professor with Academy of Art University for several years. As well, her photography is featured in the Art in the Library Program at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library.  She has an extensive CV and has lived and worked all over the world including Guam, Death Valley and other remote locales. She is currently stationed in Jacksonville with her husband, naval pediatrician Dr. Michael Sullivan, their two children and two big dogs. Leigh-Ann is a featured artist in the Art in the Library Collection, having gifted two award-winning original photographs viewable online via Digital Commons on the library's home page and in the Art in the Library catalogue. She has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean's Leadership Council since 2017.

Franklyn Vastola

Education Sales Leader for K-20, Steelcase

Frank Vastola collaborated with Perdue Interiors on the Thomas G. Carpenter Library Library Commons project.  Steelcase Education is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.  Frank has a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For over ten years he worked as Director of Admissions in several institutions including Jacksonville University. Frank then moved for the past ten years to marketing and sales for educational companies. As one of his colleagues said, “Frank has the rare combination of experience in both the sales world and Higher Education sector. Having worked on a college campus for a number of years, he acutely understands the technology needs of academia.” He has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2016.

Jennifer Wolfe

Owner, LEARN INC

Founder, Women Writing for (a) Change®, Jacksonville

Jennifer Wolfe is a writer, facilitator, and business owner who’s been facilitating change for corporate clients for the past 20 years. As the owner of LEARN INC and the founder of a new business, Women Writing for (a) Change®, Jacksonville, Jennifer uses writing as a powerful tool to help facilitate personal, community, organizational, and planetary change. She conducts private and public classes for individuals, community organizations, non-profits and corporations. Jennifer believes libraries, whether in the home, in the community, and particularly in a university, are a central and powerful tool for building community engagement and knowledge. She spent much of her youth with her nose in a book, either at Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, at the Trinity College library in Hartford, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism library in New York. She currently facilitates writing circles at the Main Library downtown as part of her outreach programs, and hopes to learn more about the UNF Carpenter Library, where she has already fallen in love with the art, architecture, and atmosphere.  Jennifer has provided programs for the Women’s Center at UNF since starting her writing business in Jacksonville, and serves on the communications team for Generation W. She also serves on the Board of City Beautiful Jax and is the editor of Dorothy’s List, a non-partisan newsletter aimed at raising women’s voices, values, and leadership in Jacksonville. A social entrepreneur and a ukulele fan, Jennifer has taught at Tulane University, raised two children, kept a journal, written a blog, started a Happiness Project, launched a recycling program, and tended a garden. A journalist and a journal-keeper, she writes about her life, politics, nature, and social change in "In the Garden Down by the River". Jennifer has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.