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UWF names Howard Reddy as vice president for university advancement

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders has appointed Howard J. Reddy as vice president for university advancement and president of the UWF Foundation, Inc., effective immediately.

Reddy, who was named interim vice president for the Division of University Advancement and interim president for UWF Foundation, Inc. in August 2017, previously served as assistant vice president for university advancement and director of the office of community engagement. During his time as interim vice president, Reddy led the advancement team in closing the University’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign, which raised more than $64.7 million and included a number of historic gifts.

“Howard has done a great job of stepping up to complete our wildly successful capital campaign,” Saunders said. “He has secured major gifts and is developing strategies for our next campaign. He’s a team player who has won the support and respect of the campus and community.”

As vice president, Reddy provides executive leadership to the Division of University Advancement, overseeing development, alumni relations, the UWF Foundation, UWF Historic Trust and WUWF Media.

As president of the UWF Foundation, Inc., he oversees the foundation’s current endowment investment pool, which exceeds $91 million, and serves as the institution’s chief philanthropic officer.HowardReddy

He also leads the efforts of UWF Historic Trust, which is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Northwest Florida and includes management of properties in the Pensacola Historic District, the Pensacola Museum of Art and Arcadia Mill in Milton. Additionally, Reddy oversees WUWF Public Media, which creates, acquires and distributes audio and video content through broadcast, web and community outreach.

“It’s a privilege to serve in this important role,” Reddy said. “I work with a great team that is committed to delivering excellence every day to help move UWF forward. UWF plays a critical role in our region, and can only achieve great things with the support of our donors, alumni, friends, community and industry stakeholders.”

Reddy served as a faculty member in both the music and theatre departments at UWF from 2012 to 2015. A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds a degree in law and business from University College Dublin in Ireland and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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