Dr. Alex Sevilla is the chief administrative lead for the University of Florida’s undergraduate school of business (Heavener). Dr. Sevilla partners with a dynamic team of faculty, administrators and stakeholders to create a best-in-class experience for over 5,000 business students at Florida.

In the past year, the Heavener School has created a new career center for UF’s undergraduate business students, developed a innovative curricular focus on career and leadership skills, expanded global immersion programs, combined degree and online program offerings and increased corporate engagement and recruiting on campus.


From 2003-2016, Dr. Sevilla served as the Assistant Dean & Director of MBA Programs for the University of Florida. Under his guidance, Florida developed a unique market position for its MBA brand, which led to 110% growth in MBA enrollment and quadrupled MBA program revenue, making the UF MBA one of the strongest programs in the country. His team’s efforts to raise program quality enabled the UF MBA to secure a premier position among the world’s best MBA programs, as defined by U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist, including multiple #1 rankings for UF’s online MBA programs. In 2013 and 2014, the UF MBA program was recognized by The Princeton Review as the #1 Best Administered MBA in the U.S. 

Dr. Sevilla earned his doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University, where his research focused on emotional intelligence. He teaches leadership at the University of Florida, and is a frequent speaker on campus. Dr. Sevilla consults in the academic, non-profit and corporate sectors in the areas of transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, authenticity, emergent leadership, leading teams, influence and leading change. He is known for his engaging, authentic presentation style and his ability to translate leadership principles into simple, yet powerful action items that enable leaders to increase their understanding, credibility and impact with the multiple stakeholders they are entrusted to serve.


Dr. Sevilla’s passions center around helping others, life satisfaction, and family. He is inspired by the opportunity to help others understand how their unique strengths apply to leadership and then use that awareness to make confident choices to advance their professional success and life satisfaction. He considers himself incredibly fortunate to immerse himself in these types of opportunities regularly, with students, mentees, executives and professionals. In his free time, Dr. Sevilla loves to travel, hike, play guitar, attend music and sporting events, embrace new life adventures and spend quality time with his life & energy source, his amazing family.


Dr. Alex Sevilla

Leadership consultant and higher education executive that partners with emerging and established professionals who aspire to become transformational leaders – the type of leaders that deliver peak performance by creating a dynamic organizational culture that inspires their stakeholders to the highest levels of motivation, engagement and collaborative innovation.


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