Parrott said Atkins recently co-led UF’s Black Student Affairs Task Force, launched an intercultural dialogue series and organized the Town Hall with President Kent Fuchs.
An introductory profile of Atkins on the UF home page states that he “strives to create a learning environment that reflects a diversity in thought, experiences and backgrounds. Atkins uses his passion for collaboration and meaningful cross-cultural engagement to provide leadership and advocacy for all students, designing and implementing opportunities for community and identity expression.”
Atkins previously worked as assistant director of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program at UF. Prior to UF, he worked as associate director of fraternity and sorority life and leadership at Miami University and as assistant director of Greek life at the University of Michigan.
He holds a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in recreation, parks and tourism from UF.