Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The FLEX Leadership Team has a strong track record of developing innovative technologies with collaborative partners, driving applications, and solutions in strategic high-tech research areas, and preparing the next generation of engineering leaders capable of solving global problems. We look forward to exploring how we can help you.

Engineering Extension and Outreach DirectorFlorida Engineering Experiment Station Director
Kimberly Jacobs leads FLEX, including Distance Learning, Professional Development, K-12, Extension and Outreach programs.FLEX’s Engineering Extension and Outreach programs include the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering industry collaborations, and educational, and workforce development programs.
Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (EDGE) Director
TBA leads the Distance Education and Professional Development programs of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering ranging from short courses to certificate and full degree programs delivered to students globally.
UFIS-SC reginoal director Allen CarlsonUF Innovation Station Sarasota County Regional Director
Allen “Al” Carlson
leads UF Innovation Station Sarasota County (UFIS-Sarasota), the University of Florida’s first engineering extension office, including programs supportive of economic and workforce development across the region.
UF Innovation Station REEF Interim Regional Director
Oana Cazacu
leads UF Innovation Station at the REEF (UFIS-REEF), including programs supportive of economic and workforce development across the region.
Engineering Extension and Outreach Assistant DirectorEngineering Extension and Outreach Assistant Director
John “Trey” Womack provides strategic support to the FLEX’s Engineering Extension and Outreach programs, connecting the industry with the great resources and student talent pipeline of HWCOE to enhance workforce development locally, regionally, and nationally.