Janine Sikes

Assistant Vice President,
Public Affairs

Assistant Vice President,
Public Affairs

(352) 846-3903

Florida-born and Tennessee-raised, Janine has called Gainesville home for more than 25 years. She joined the University Relations team in 2007. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is frequently asked to speak to the media on a wide range of university topics. (Often without much warning, and always with her unmistakable twang.) She and her husband Dave are owned by Chloe, a chocolate lab, and Sasha, a snowshoe ragdoll diva kitty.

Janine loves the water, particularly when she is blazing across its surface on her Waverunner in Cedar Key or on Lake Santa Fe.