Renita Renee Clark
Academic & Career Advisor
University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Heavener School of Business
Heavener Hall 333
Welcome to the Warrington College of Business!
I hope you are experiencing a very productive and enjoyable semester at the University of Florida. As your academic advisor and career coach, I am looking forward to meeting you to discuss your academic goals, professional aspirations, and personal ambitions. In the Heavener School of Business, we have a wealth of programs and services designed to assist you throughout your college career. Please take advantage of the numerous outstanding leadership development opportunities that will enhance your college experience and prepare you for life after graduation. I strongly encourage you to be an active member of student organizations, participate in study abroad, learn a foreign language, engage in service learning activities, and network with your professors.
I am committed to helping you successfully transition to college life at the University of Florida and persist to graduation. I greatly admire the dedication and service to higher education displayed by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Dr. Bethune is the founder and president emeritus of Bethune Cookman University, which is in my hometown of Daytona Beach, Florida. I embrace her philosophy: “Enter to learn and depart to serve.”
Working in the field of higher education has been a very rewarding experience. I graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a B.A. in Communication and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs. My professional career in higher education began at USF where I held several positions: Admissions Counselor, Multicultural Student Organizations Coordinator, Leadership Development Coordinator, and Student Judicial Services Graduate Assistant. Later, I continued my educational pursuit at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). While working at BGSU, as an academic advisor for pre-major students, I earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.
Student life in Gator Nation is edifying, exciting, and fun. Your undergraduate time at the University of Florida will pass by in an instant. Therefore, during your weekly routine, wisely manage your 168 hours and make everyday count towards successfully achieving your goals. I am available to assist you in this endeavor. Please schedule an appointment to meet with me by calling 352-273-0165. Our receptionist will assist you with making an appointment, Monday - Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Also, please feel free to contact me via email or stop by my office, 333 Heavener Hall.