Administrative Services Specialist I, Wedgworth Leadership Institute
Janice Shephard is the executive secretary for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. She has been with the program for 9 years.
Shephard's responsibilities include the financial administration of Wedgworth, as well as planning and implementing various activities that are successful to the program.
Shephard maintains PeopleSoft accounts, including state budget appropriations, and the University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc. accounts for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute. She also maintains an endowment housed in the UF Foundation and maintains accounting records for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute Alumni Association.
Shephard makes logistic arrangements for all seminars, annual UFLEF board meetings, semi-annual board meetings and advisory council meetings. She maintains historical information about the program and updates/maintains the alumni database for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute Alumni Association while also offering secretarial support at their annual alumni conference.