Susan Woolf joins University of West Florida as General Counsel
The University of West Florida has appointed Susan Woolf (pictured) as general counsel for the University, effective August 15, 2021.
In her new appointed position, Woolf will lead the Office of General Counsel and its team and provide counsel and guidance on all legal matters relevant to the University. She will also provide legal guidance and counsel in executive and policy decision-making and serve as a member of the University President’s senior leadership group and perform other duties as requested by the President and Board of Trustees.
Woolf brings with her more than 30 years of legal experience. She has served in all three branches of government, at the federal, state and local government levels, and in trial and appellate courts. Woolf’s career started as a judicial clerk at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and advanced into holding the position of prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office, First Judicial Circuit, where she worked for 4 years. She then transitioned into the private sector, where she stayed for a total of 8 years, serving as an associate and then a partner in two different law firms. Woolf’s career took a turn back into the public sector, where she joined the Pensacola Police Department as general counsel and is currently the city attorney for the City of Pensacola.
In the community, Woolf has served on the boards of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, Learn to Read, and FavorHouse of Northwest Florida.