Associate Vice President
Jeanna Mastrodicasa is the Associate Vice President for Operations with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Her appointment follows more than a year as chairperson of the advisory board of the Center for Public Issues Education.
Dr. Mastrodicasa earned an ABJ in public relations and a J.D. in law from the University of Georgia, an M.S. in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Florida. She first joined UF in 1997 as an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a position she held for two years before being named Assistant Dean of Students.
She was Associate Director of the Honors Program at UF for seven years, where she directed the campus undergraduate research program University Scholars, advised student Fulbright grant applicants, and managed several duties including admissions, orientation and advising efforts within the Honors Program. She served as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for nearly eight years before her appointment to IFAS.
In addition to her work at the University of Florida, Dr. Mastrodicasa served the Gainesville community at-large as a City Commissioner from 2006 to 2012, during which time she served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2010-2011 and chaired the city's Public Safety Committee for five years and the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency from 2009 to 2010; She also served on several committees for six years represented the city on the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.
Dr. Mastrodicasa is the co-chair of the Assessment, Research and Evaluation Knowledge Community with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and frequently presents on issues related to millennial college students, their use of technology, and generations in the workforce. She co-authored the book “Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know about Today’s Students” (NASPA 2007).