Foundation introduces new team members

Please join the Foundation Office in welcoming three new members of the team! 

Luz D. Randolph, Executive Director of Development

Luz was responsible for the university-wide fundraising efforts for Diversity Initiatives at the University of South Florida. Her primary focus was to assist in cultivating relationships between USF constituents and the Tampa Bay community. She has successfully fundraised over $3 million for the USF system and assisted in the development and implementation of the Black Leadership Network, which aims to provide financial and mentoring support to African American students at the University of South Florida.

Before coming to USF, Luz served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center (CEC) at Florida A&M University. In this role her team increased FAMU’s College of Education’s Teacher Certification passage rate by 75%. She also served as Assistant Director of the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami where she coordinated services and programs that challenged, motivated, and supported ethnically diverse students in their development at the University of Miami and sought to bring issues of diversity and multiculturalism to the foreground of campus conversation. She is a double alumna from the University of South Florida with a B.A in Interpersonal Communication and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – College Student Affairs. She completed her Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Her dissertation focused on the experience of Latinas in Latina sororities and the impact on their academic persistence. Since, she has presented on topics relating to Latinas and their college experience, philanthropy and diversity, and gender issues and sexual orientation. Currently, she is a member of the Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2020 and serves as a Board of Director for Hispanic Services Council, and Macdonald Training Center.

Teresa Nelson, Data & Program Manager

Teresa has 15 years of experience managing Raiser’s Edge databases for non-profits. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Global Management and Communications. Teresa also has a certification in bFRE Blackbaud Fundamentals. In addition, she has extensive computer and research experience. She was a member of Atlanta Fundraising Professionals and The Fayette Daybreak Rotary Club when she lived in the Atlanta area. Teresa relocated to Tampa from Atlanta, Ga. a few months ago. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Diana Bryson, Assistant Curator Diana has been an independent curator for three years and got her art world start by hosting art shows out of her home. Outside of SPC, she is on the committee for the SHINE mural festival, along with the contemporary art collectors group at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete and enjoys being involved with these organizations. Diana is currently working on her BA in art history at USF. In her work, her main objective is to make art accessible to the public and the public accessible to the arts by curating dynamic multidisciplinary exhibitions partnered with programming that’s enjoyable for everyone. Diana is very excited to work with the Foundation’s Art Collection and can’t wait to see the definition of it grow in the coming months.

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