University Events Staff

Julie Hunter

Director of University Events

As Director of University Events, Julie is responsible for the direction, production and management of events and day-to-day operations of the events team. In working with the offices of the President, Board of Trustees, Enrollment, Development, Athletics and Marketing. she is charged with bringing strategic guidance and advancement of the university mission. Julie’s marketing and event production background allows for distinct branding and creative direction for the university's events, programs and productions, taking events to the next level.

Prior to joining Stetson, Julie produced events working at Warner Bros. Studios, Easter Seals of Central Florida and the American Heart Association. She has broad experience in event planning and production, ranging from small, high-end gatherings to large-scale productions and non-profit fundraisers. She enjoys pushing the envelope, transforming spaces with out-of-the-box ideas, and tackling challenges. Away from the office, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, the beach and photography. “Life is not about weathering the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

April Atkinson

Assistant Director of University Events

April joined Stetson in August of 2008 and was named the Assistant Director of University Events in 2010. Throughout her years at Stetson, she has expanded her knowledge of event planning and management. She assists the Director of University Events in coordinating Commencement and various large-scale events across campus.

With a Bachelor's degree in Theater from the University of Central Florida, April brings creative insight and enthusiasm for the overall look and presentation of events. With a strong background in both customer service and performance, she prides herself on the relationships she has cultivated with community members, colleagues and outside event professionals, while continuing to enhance the guest experience. When away from Stetson, she spends time with her family and is a survivor advocate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Florida.