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Gary Manka serves as the Director for Student Government Advising, Training & Operations at the University of South Florida, Tampa campus. He earned his A.A. in Liberal Arts from Miami-Dade Community College; his B.A. in English-Creative Writing from the University of South Florida; and his M.S. in College Student Personnel from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio where he worked for 23 years in leadership and student activities roles before relocating to USF in 2008. Gary is married with two grown daughters, and loves films of all sorts.
As the formal leader of the Student Government Advising, Training and Operations team, Gary mainly oversees the operational areas that include human resources, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, leadership development for students and staff, policies, procedures and governance issues. He also instructs the leadership minor class, Leadership in the Political Context.
Top Five Strength Finder Results: Arranger, Relator, Communication, Achiever & Responsibility