TAMPA, Fla. – (Oct. 7, 2014) – The University Area Community Development Corporation’s (UACDC) board of directors has named Chief Operating Officer Sarah Combs as interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
This action follows the board’s acceptance of Executive Director Dan Jurman’s resignation, effective Oct. 10.
“Sarah’s dedication to not only the UACDC’s efforts and programs, but to the families of the University Area has been an integral part of the UACDC’s success,” said Chairman of the Board Gene Marshall. “We are incredibly thankful for Dan’s service and commitment to the residents of this area of town. We look forward to his continued support of the UACDC as well as his involvement with the Partner’s Coalition.” Jurman has accepted the position of Vice President of Community Impact with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
As UACDC’s COO, Combs oversees all programming aspects and previously served as the organization’s Chief Program and Marketing Officer where she also managed the nearly $5 million Prodigy program. With almost 15 years in the nonprofit sector, Combs has also worked as the Area Director for the Tampa Bay region of Best Buddies. There, she led statewide and local development strategies focusing on program and donor development functions as well as the management of government funding.
About the UACDC
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named Nonprofit of the Year for Public and Societal Benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit www.uacdc.org, or call 813-558-5212.