Student Affairs

Message from Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs is here for you! Use of a holistic admissions process allows us to identify well-rounded, high-achieving, empathetic pharmacy students. The innovative curriculum prepares students to provide exceptional quality, patient-centered care. We embrace an inclusive and diverse student body. We are committed to the success of students in the rigors of this outstanding education with programs designed to support mental health and academics such as U Matter We Care, the Counseling and Wellness Center, tutoring, and access to disability services. We acknowledge excellence through awards and scholarships. We promote active engagement with professional organizations that exposes students to the wide variety of career paths available as a pharmacist, provides opportunities for leadership growth and community outreach, and creates lifelong networks and friendships. We have a robust student affairs staff dedicated to your personal and professional development and we are here for you!

Your Student Affairs Team

Teresa Cavanaugh

Teresa Cavanaugh Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP

Associate Dean For Student Affairs; Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8943
James Beach

James Beach MLA

Program Director, Student Affairs
Phone: (407) 313-7093
Rigo Chaparro

Rigo Chaparro M.S.

Academic Program Spec II
Phone: (352) 273-6217
Katie B Orben

Katie B Orben

Academic Program Spec I
Phone: (904) 244-9590
Ivonne Ponicsan

Ivonne Ponicsan M.A.

AST DIR, Admissions
Phone: (352) 294-8944
Molly E Simon

Molly E Simon

Student Engagement Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-8203
Jerelle K Singleton

Jerelle K Singleton

Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-5307
Anedria Y Williams

Anedria Y Williams M.B.A.

Student Affairs Program Director
Phone: (352) 294-8884
Dena L Wilson

Dena L Wilson

Academic Program Specialist II
Phone: (352) 273-6633
Mary Beth Yokomi

Mary Beth Yokomi

Admission Officer/Application Specialist-PharmD
Phone: (352) 273-6216

Additional Team Members


Philip Daniels, Ph.D., LMHC, BC-TMH


Philip Daniels

Financial Aid Coordinator

Sheila Simpson


Sheila Simpson