CFA Faculty Biography

Andy Howard
Dean's Office
Manager of Marketing and Alumni Affairs
Specialization: Manager of Alumni Affairs and Marketing

T: (352) 273-1489
F: (352) 392-3802

101 FAA P.O. Box 115800;
Gainesville, FL 32601

Andy Howard leads Alumni Affairs and Marketing for the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, comprising School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance, Digital Worlds Institute, Center for World Arts, and Center for Arts in Healthcare Research and Education.  Andy is Editor of Muse Magazine, published by the UF College of Fine Arts.  
Resources to UF College of Fine Arts:
  • Media Spokesperson for UF College of Fine Arts
  • Publicity and Marketing Assistance
  • College Publications (Muse Magazine, etc.)
  • CFA Website Administration
  • Alumni Affairs and Events
  • Fine Arts Friends Groups Support
  • Member of the Development Team
  • Special Programs and Collaborations
Previously, Andy served as Marketing Manager for Orlando Repertory Theatre (a "theatre for young audiences" in partnership with University of Central Florida) and as Director of Public/Community Relations and Education for Orlando Opera Company.  He also worked as an entertainer at Walt Disney World Resort as well as founder and director of the American Racket Cloggers.
Andy holds a B.A. from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a M.A. in American Dance Studies from the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University, with an outside emphasis in Arts Administration. At FSU, Andy participated in "FSU in NYC," a domestic study program bringing students in direct contact with leading arts organizations, resources, and administrators in New York City. 

Andy received a Telly Award as producer of "Beyond The Music," a documentary with Orange TV, and also produced "Orlando Has Culture" with WMFE-TV (Orlando/Melbourne/Daytona) which has been used widely to promote arts and culture in Central Florida by organizations such as the City of Orlando Department of Economic Development, United Arts of Central Florida, Red Chair Project, and University of Central Florida College of Arts and Humanities.  Andy was a guest reporter on WMFE-TV's "Arts Connection" and has appeared on "Cultural Advantage," "Community Cafe" and "Good Morning, Costa Rica."
Honors and Affiliations
  • All American Clogging Team (American Clogging Hall of Fame)
  • All American Clogging Team of the Decade (2010, American Clogging Hall of Fame)
  • United Arts of Central Florida Arts + Awards:  Collaboration and Operational Excellence
  • American Cancer Society "Unsung Hero" Award
  • Telly Award Recipient
  • Leadership Orlando Class 75
  • Orlando Regional Fly-In Delegate (Tallahassee)
  • NASA Public Relations Volunteer
  • Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitor's Bureau:  Public Relations and Membership Committees
  • Alachua County Hospitality Association
  • Gainesville/Alachua County Visitors & Convention Bureau Marketing Committee
  • Florida Blue Key Alumni (University of Florida)  
Performance and Choreography
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