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Just Knights Response Team
Phone 407-823-1535
Belinda Higgs Hyppolite
Assistant Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services

"Just Knights Response Team is committed to helping create a community of success for all UCF student, faculty and staff!"

Lt. Kelli Smith, MSCJ
Criminal Investigations Division Commander University of Central Florida Police Department Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice

"Just Knights Response Team is committed to building partnerships through community interaction, mutual respect and understanding while supporting a positive university environment for all."

Kerry Welch
Associate Vice President Student Development and Enrollment Services

"Just Knights Response Team is a strategy for helping all students, especially those from underrepresented cohorts; feel welcome and valued as members of the UCF community."

Edwanna Andrews
Director Social Justice and Advocacy

The Just Knights Response Team advocates for an inclusive campus community to foster a culture where all are valued.

Michael Preston, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Student Involvement

"Because the work we do with our students and registered student organizations extends beyond events and programs and the Just Knights Response Team is committed to making sure they are developing in a safe and inclusive environment."

Barbara Thompson, M.A., CPA
Assistant Director, Diversity Education and Faculty Engagement Office of Diversity Initiatives

"The Just Knights Response Team supports the University of Central Florida's fourth strategic goal, to become more inclusive and diverse, by recognizing the inherent value of individual human dignity"

Andrea L. Snead
Outdoor Adventure Coordinator Recreation and Wellness Center

“The Just Knights Response Team is here to provide support to all students, faculty and staff in order to make UCF the leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”

Shane Land
Assistant Director, Intramural Sports Recreational and Wellness Center

“As a higher education professional it is my responsibility to ensure that all students feel welcome and comfortable within the UCF Community. JKRT provides me with an opportunity and platform to assist with this responsibility.”

Cristina Luna
Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

“All students deserve a learning environment that is inclusive and respectful of the many distinct cultural identities in our community. The Just Knights Response Team members are ambassadors of educating and promoting civility and respect in our diverse UCF family.”

Arian Bryant
Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life

“The Just Knights Response Team is dedicated to creating positive and meaningful experiences by helping to create spaces on campus for authentic inquiry and dialogue. Responsibility, leadership development, interconnectedness, community and greater purpose are important concepts that are taken into consideration as we serve the UCF community.”

Dr. Maria Santana
Director, Women’s Studies Program, Interim Coordinator of Areas Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

“I believe in investing in all people and their future as active participants of the UCF community; my vision is a positive personhood environment for students to feel safe; to grow academically and to promote peace.”

Mary M. Mann,, MSW
Instructor, School of Social Work, PH.D., Student, PAF Social Work Cognate, College of Health and Public Affairs

“JKRT is important because it empowers us as a community to collectively identify and address bias and discrimination. JKRT is important because its existence sends a message that UCF values diversity and inclusiveness and actively promotes a campus environment of safety for all students.”

Angela Newland
Case Manager, Student Care Services

“The Just Knights Response Team provides the means to discuss and understand topics of diversity and inclusivity with the UCF Community. We look to help create an atmosphere that fosters belonging and connection for all of our students.”

Ronnie Korosec
Faculty Relations