About Us

The Office of Student Engagement provides co-curricular experiences for students that encourage relationship building as well as personal and professional growth.

Understanding the uniqueness of each individual student, the Office of Student Engagement values transparency, inclusion and leadership while acting as a bridge between students and the greater community.

Staff Information

Kimberly Mones, 
Director of Student Engagement
kmones@sar.usf.edu, 941-359-4268
This native Californian is enjoying the Florida sunshine after a six year stint in chilly New York. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two kitties. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Chapman University and her Master’s Degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Kim leads the Student Engagement team and is the primary contact for Orientation Programs and Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Darren Gambrell, 
Coordinator of Student Engagement
dlgambre@sar.usf.edu, 941-359-4263
Darren began his career engaging students at USFSM by serving as the SGA Secretary and Vice President, followed by serving as the SGA Business Manager. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Psychology and one in Criminology, both from USF Sarasota-Manatee, and certificates in Hotel Management and Restaurant Management. In his current role, Darren serves as the Advisor to the three branches of the Student Government Association, leads the Multicultural Affairs Committee and assists with the coordination of students at Commencement.

Kati Hinds, 
Coordinator of Student Organizations & Leadership
katrinahinds@sar.usf.edu, 941-359-4305
Kati and her two cats – Hootie and Betsy – moved to Sarasota from Wisconsin in June 2015 and they are loving all of the sunshine! She attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. As the Coordinator of Student Organizations & Leadership, Kati works closely with existing clubs, assists students who would like to start a new club, coordinates volunteer programs, provides leadership programs and manages OrgSync.

Christine Uphoff

Coordinator of Fiscal Operations & Campus Activities Board
When Christine is not visiting a Disney park or playing with her German Shephard named Otto, you can find her in the Student Engagement office. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business with a focus in Marketing and Management at USF St. Petersburg. Being an alumna and an employee of the USF System was not enough for her so Christine earned her Master’s in College Student Affairs at the USF Tampa campus. Her main job responsibilities are advising the Campus Activities Board, purchasing, managing the A&S Fee budget and contracts.  


Bart Stucker, Coordinator of Orientation & Recreation Programs
bstucker@sar.usf.edu, 941-359-4342
As someone who spent the first twenty-five years of his life in Indiana, he is excited to begin his new journey engaging with students and relaxing in the Florida sunshine. When Bart can’t be found reading at a Starbucks, he enjoys kayaking, going to sporting events and binge watching Netflix. He attended Indiana State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education. His main job responsibilities are coordinating orientation programs, advising Community Leaders and coordinating recreation programs.