About Us

OUR MISSION

The University of Florida Association of LGBTQ+ Alumni is an affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA) and is dedicated to supporting and connecting UF’s alumni and students, who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and beyond (LGBTQ+), and their allies. As proud members of The Gator Nation, we are committed to service and excellence while promoting inclusivity, diversity and belonging by creating a sense of community for all alumni, current and future students, faculty, staff and friends of Gators everywhere.

OUR VISION

We will be the driving force to connect and strengthen membership of LGBTQ+ alumni worldwide to the greater UF community through service, charity, networking and social events.

We seek to advance current and future Gators, who support and enhance the LGBTQ+ community and its ideals, by developing and administering scholarship, mentoring and other supportive programs.

As ambassadors to the university, we will embody the spirit of our alma mater and represent the orange and blue with honor, PRIDE, dignity, and compassion while bolstering the university’s brand and supporting its initiatives.

Gordon Van Owen

PRESIDENT

Juan Leguizamon

VICE PRESIDENT

Bryan Ruiz

Treasurer

Rock Charles

SECRETARY

Woody Bass III

VP, COMMUNICATIONS

Michelle Wagner

Director, outreach

Josh Czupryk

Director, Academics

Georges Obayi

Director, Young Alumni

Luis Maldonado

Director, Volunteers

Phillip Harden

Director, alumni engagement

Arielle Gregory

Member-At-Large

To become a member or connect with the University of Florida Association of LGBTQ+ Alumni click on the join us link below.