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Established in 1962, the Board of Counselors mission is to aid The University of Tampa in its student retention program and to assist in creating public recognition of, understanding of, and confidence in The University of Tampa.

With 60 volunteer members, the Counselors organize social events to raise awareness and funds for UT and maintain programs designed to prepare students for life after college. Through their membership commitment, Board of Counselors members find rewarding opportunities to network with peers who share their belief in the value of higher education.

The Board of Counselors leadership for 2023-2024

  • Kim Cardenas, Chair
  • Evan Wojtkowiak, Immediate Past Chair
  • Sarah Daniels, Vice Chair
  • Toby Lincoln, Treasurer
  • Tim Howard, Marketing and Social Media Chair
  • Nicholas Coccodrilli, Student Engagement Chair
  • Ian Delaney, Membership Recruitment Co-Chair
  • Scott Vejdani, Membership Recruitment Co-Chair
  • Jose Rincon, Membership Engagement Co-Chair
  • Greg Amato, Membership Engagement Co-Chair
  • Maddie Box, Events Chair
  • Cora Pecenka, Signature Event Chair

The Board of Counselors asks members to:

  • Serve as ambassadors of The University of Tampa among peers in the community
  • Support Counselors' initiatives and programs
  • Participate on a Board of Counselors or Trustee Committee
  • Mentor students
  • Identify potential members
  • Financially support the Counselors and the University by fulfilling annual financial requirements of:
    • Minimum Level $400 ($200 membership dues  plus $200 Annual Fund contribution)

The Board of Counselors' fiscal year starts on June 1. For more information, please contact the Board of Counselors at or (813) 257-3582.

Board of Counselors Events

Counselors are encouraged to participate in one or more planning committees as well as attend events. Along with all the special events the Board of Counselors hosts throughout the year, Counselors and guests are also invited to complimentary networking socials such as the Board of Counselors Kick-off Social; the Board of Trustees, Fellows and Counselors Holiday Party; and the Board of Counselors End-of-Year Celebration. There will be two to three additional casual socials added to the calendar this academic year. These socials offer opportunities to network with other board members and with the University community. They are also ideal for prospective members to learn more about the mission of the Board of Counselors and to meet current members.

Speed Networking Night

Speed Networking Night (SNN), in partnership with UT Career Services, takes place twice a year, in October and February. The SNN is modeled after speed dating and provides UT students the chance to meet professionals for a 4-minute blitz to learn and apply networking skills and techniques. The Board of Counselors recruits 25 dynamic representatives from a wide range of industries including environmental science, hospitality, entertainment/performing arts, government, marine science, pharmacy, healthcare, finance (banking and accounting), education, construction, engineering, and law to network with the students. 

View photos of events and programs on the Board of Counselors' LinkedIn page.

Join the Board of Counselors
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Complete the online application to be considered for Board of Counselors membership.

Board of Counselors Application