The University of Florida

Meet Our Team

Zina L. Evans

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost

Zina L. Evans is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost and affiliate Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College of Education at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland, Master's degree in Human Development, Counseling and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and Bachelor's degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Evans provides vision, leadership and strategic direction in the development and attainment of enrollment priorities for the University. As UF's chief enrollment officer she oversees the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Affairs and the Office of the University Registrar.

Dr. Evans has over 20 years' experience in higher education and has worked at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and the University of Maryland. In addition, she held the position of director of research for the National Association for College Admission Counseling where she managed research activities focused on admissions, enrollment management and financial aid for public and private institutions. Dr. Evans also held the position of affiliate assistant professor at the University of Maryland in the College of Education's department of Counseling and Personnel Services. Her interests focus on the issues of access, retention and persistence in higher education.

Her other involvement's have included leadership roles on several state and national boards such as chair of the SAT Advisory Committee, chair of the College Planning Advising Board, chair of the AP Higher Education Advisory Committee, Executive Board member for the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success and Chair of the Florida Higher Education Colloquium. Additionally she has served on the Educational Testing Services TOEFL Advisory Committee, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, the State University System Admission and Registrar Committee, and the National Postsecondary Educational Collaborative.

Tammy L. Aagard

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tammy Aagard is the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Florida. She has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education. Her experience includes enrollment management areas of admissions, academic advising, graduate school, financial aid, and registrar at the University of Wyoming. She also has experience in athletics at Washington State University.

During her tenure at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Aagard coordinated the implementation of technology to support the academic and administrative functions of the university, including being the functional lead for the implementation of an enterprise-wide student information system.

Dr. Aagard has worked extensively with academic deans and associate deans. She has served on many academic committees including general education visioning and implementation teams for two separate iterations of general education, graduate education task force, university course and curriculum committees, student success and transitions team, and enrollment management council. Tammy has been responsible for the implementation of state and federal regulations regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Dr. Aagard has extensive experience in staff development and has presented on leadership topics at the institution, state, regional and national levels. She also has comprehensive experience in budget management including managing a scholarship portfolio of nearly $40 million.

Dr. Aagard earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, a master's degree in Adult Education, and a bachelor's degree in Zoology all from the University of Wyoming. The focus of her research was on state-funded scholarship programs and academic preparedness. She has a passion for professional development, leadership and working to your strengths.

She has been involved professionally at the regional and national level of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, serving as a president of Rocky Mountain ACRAO as well as on the national Nominations and Elections committee. She is a regular presenter of sessions and workshops at national meetings.

Dr. Aagard has managed a multi-million dollar implementation of a student information system in addition to the implementation of numerous supporting technologies.

Stephen J. Pritz Jr.

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Registrar

Stephen "Steve" Pritz, Jr. has served the University of Florida in various administrative positions for 41 years. He is an honors graduate of the College of Journalism at UF and has 30 years of higher education management experience, including extended consulting engagements with the U.S. Department of Education, the private sector and other major universities.

    Mr. Pritz's professional positions at the University of Florida include:
  • More than 13 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in the Office for Student Financial Affairs in various positions including associate director.
  • More than 25 years in the Office of the University Registrar, beginning as an associate university registrar. He twice served as interim registrar and currently is the university registrar.
  • Currently serves as assistant vice president in the Division of Enrollment Management.

Working with professionals at the institutional, state and federal levels, Mr. Pritz has participated in developing new programs, automated systems, and training hundreds of college and university professionals. His extensive training background has involved professional presentations to a variety of audiences representing college and university personnel and the U.S. Department of Education. He has considerable experience in the conception, creation, and implementation of innovative information technology systems to support the higher educational missions of the University of Florida and the State of Florida. He has worked all of his professional life to assist the university in moving into the upper tier of higher education institutions by helping to create leading-edge infrastructure to support prospective students, enrolled students, staff, faculty, and alumni. His commitment to provide courteous, effective, and timely service to the University community and to exceed their service expectations permeates his daily activities and interactions.

Mr. Pritz has been or currently is a member of various higher education-related associations spanning the financial aid, admissions, student records, institutional ceremony and information technology fields. He has served on or chaired dozens of committees at the federal, state and institutional level impacting many aspects of higher education. Mr. Pritz and his wife, Patrice "Patti" C. Moore, enjoy traveling, sailing and hiking.

Aigi Adesogan

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Aigi Adesogan is an Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. She has more than 19 years of experience in human resource management. Aigi holds a law degree from University of Benin, Nigeria, and the Nigerian Law School.

She leads division-wide policy and practice implementation resulting from federal, state and university directives which impact EM division core operational functions. Aigi also provides direct oversight for the following functions: strategic planning, SACS accreditation and division assessment, budget creation and management, talent management, grievance arbitration, audit and quality control of all core functions, system security management and interface with UF IT security office, development, management and execution responsibility for the Division's Continuity of Operations Plan, emergency preparedness training and drills, professional training activities, Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance and training, and Privacy Office coordination for all Division core functions.

Aigi was the first director of Enrollment Management's business services unit and continues to provide leadership, vision and oversight to this area, as well as communications and publications.

Formerly a practicing attorney in Nigeria, Aigi moved to the United Kingdom where she began a career in human resource management at the Aberystwyth University, Wales. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) and has been employed with the University of Florida in various human resource management roles since 2002. She joined the Division of Enrollment Management in 2013.

Rick Bryant

Director of Admissions Operations

Rick Bryant brings more than 19 years' experience in higher education to his role as Director of Admissions Operations. He has led application processing system upgrades at UF at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Rick began his UF career as an Admissions Officer 1 and progressed in responsibilities through the years, having most recently served as Interim Director of Admissions Operations. In his current role, he oversees application services, technology, residency for new students, data management, as well as transfer, graduate and professional school admissions. He leads a 32-member admissions operations team with the goal of hiring, developing and supporting an innovative and dynamic staff that is prepared to tackle all opportunities inherent in the quickly changing higher education environment.

Rick served two terms on the Gainesville City Commission with an emphasis on after-school programming for at-risk children, small business development and enhanced parks and recreation facilities.

He and his wife, Tracey, obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from UF, and they are the parents of three children, one of whom also is a Gator grad.

Charles Murphy

Director of Freshman and International Admissions

Charles Murphy joined the University of Florida in 2018 as the Director of Freshman and International Admissions. In his role, he provides overall leadership and supervision to the outreach, recruitment, scholarship, and admissions efforts of freshman and international applicants. This includes marketing and communication, Welcome Center, alumni relations, scholarships, and territory management within the state, nationally, and internationally.

Prior to arriving at Florida, Charles spent over a decade in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most recently as the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach. He also worked in Enrollment Management at Arcadia University prior to his time at Illinois.

Charles earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

Melissa Allen

Director of UF Online Enrollment Services

As director of UF Online Enrollment Services, Mrs. Allen oversees both the UF Online Recruitment and Outreach Center (ROC) and the UF Online OneStop Student Services Center. The ROC provides all direct outreach to prospective students and the OneStop Center provides cross-functional student services to UF Online students and alumni. Both teams work with a high degree of cohesion to ensure UF Online students receive seamless customer service through the entire enrollment cycle.

Mrs. Allen came to UF with experience teaching in the state university system and five years of experience in online higher education. She joined the Division of Enrollment Management in 2014 to launch the UF Online OneStop Center. After the university's strategic decision to bring UF Online recruitment in house, Mrs. Allen launched the Recruitment and Outreach Center in 2016.

A native Floridian, Mrs. Allen received her master's degree in communication from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor's degree in communication studies and psychology from the University of Miami.

She is an analytical, forward-thinker who actively seeks out challenges and learning opportunities in fast-paced working environments. She loves to bring a little humor into the workplace too! In her spare time, Melissa enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her family, and being active in her church community.

Donna Kolb

Director for Student Financial Affairs

Donna Kolb is the Director for Student Financial Affairs and is responsible for developing and leading effective student services and programs. Donna has 24 years of experience as a financial aid professional from three separate institutions, including 18 years of progressively responsible positions at the University of Florida. She has experience in administering federal, state and institutional aid programs with a strong commitment to assisting students with timely completion of their academic goals.