Meet The Staff



Bill McCausland, M.B.A. '96
Executive Director
Bill directs the organization in serving its members and engaging USF's 300,000+ alumni.
(813) 974-1868

Student and Alumni Relations

Working collaboratively with volunteers, campus and community partners, the Student and Alumni Relations team creates opportunities for alumni, future alumni and friends of the USF to make an impact, protect USF, share their Bull pride and stay together.

Kimberly Choto, '92, M.A. '02

Associate Executive Director

(813) 974-4802

Christina Cameron, '04, M.A. '13

Asst. Director, Alumni Engagement & Travel
Christina advises alumni chapters, plans Alumni Association events and manages the Bull Explorers alumni travel program.
(813) 974-8842


Jenny Cater

Alumni Program Coordinator

Jenny's role includes planning Alumni Association events and providing board administration support.
(813) 974-9127


Katie Giglio, M.Ed. '02

Asst. Director, Chapters & Societies
Katie's advises alumni societies and Tampa Bay area alumni chapters and manages the Fast 56 awards program.
(813) 974-2903


Tyrone Gray, '13

Student Relations Officer
Tyrone advises alumni networks and manages student engagement programs, including the Student Alumni Association and Commencement activities.
(813) 974-1936

LaToya Wider 

Asst. Director, Student Relations
LaToya oversees the Alumni Association's student programming activities, including the USF Ambassadors and scholarships.
(813) 974-1877


Open Position

Asst. Director, Alumni Engagement 
Advises regional alumni chapters outside of the immediate Tampa Bay area.


Heidi Hamlin, '07
Alumni Officer, USF St. Petersburg 
Heidi oversees engagement efforts for the St. Petersburg campus including events, alumni groups, and student activities.
(727) 873-4259

Jay Riley
Director of Alumni Programs, USF Sarasota-Manatee
Jay oversees alumni activities and student involvement at the Sarasota-Manatee campus
(941) 359-4694

Membership Development & Member Services

Kathy Bunch
Membership Director
Kathy directs the membership team and is responsible for membership development and affinity partnerships. She also is liaison to the Membership Committee.
(813) 974-1850

Will Candler
Senior Marketing and Communications Officer 
Responsibilities include assisting with marketing projects, membership programs, affinity partnerships, and the Bulls License Plate program.
(813) 974-0338

Melissa Armstrong '11
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Responsibilities include assisting with marketing projects and membership programs.
(813) 974-6099

Alumni Program Specialist
Responsibilities include assisting with membership programs. 
(813) 974-1110


Alumni Communications

Rita B. Kroeber, Ph.D.
Alumni Communications Director
Rita directs the association's internal and external communications, websites and is liaison to the Communications Council.
(813) 974-6312

Penny Carnathan '82 
Assistant Communications Director

Responsibilities include writing and editing the Association's newsletters, Alumni Voice and AlumNews, as well as its online news at
(813) 974-0907

Ryke Cordisco
Communications/Graphic Design
Ryke's primary responsibilities include alumni email communications and print and web-based graphic design for digital media, newsletters, signage and alumni websites.
(813) 974-8497


Kemel Thompson '96 
Director of Development

Kemel leads the association's Endowment and donor programs and handles stewardship.
(813) 974-1891

Financial Management

Melissa Schaeffer '02 
Finance Director
Responsibilities include budget preparation, financial analysis and reporting, and liaison to the Finance Committee.
(813) 974-7224

Ann Wolfe '88, M.Acc. '91 

Responsibilities include assisting with financial management and reporting.
(813) 974-9114

Gibbons Alumni Center

Yvette Harden
Facility Reservations
Yvette handles Alumni Center reservations and serves as the building receptionist.
(813) 974-9110

Bob Herron '05, M.Ed. '07
Facility Manager
Bob directs the Alumni Center facility operations.
(813) 974-9038