Executive Associate Vice President
Joseph C. Joyce
Joseph C. Joyce, executive associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida is a Jacksonville, Florida native. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1982.
Joyce served as a limnologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was chief of the Corps’ nationwide Aquatic Plant Control Operation Support Center and chief of the Natural Resources Management Section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. In 1983, he joined the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as director of the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic Plants, building on his background as a trained scientific manager. In 1988, he was appointed director of the UF/IFAS Center for Natural Resources, while maintaining his directorship of the Center for Aquatic Plants.
In 1993, Joyce was appointed interim dean for research and was named associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources in 1994. He continued to serve as interim dean until 1995. He served as associate vice president until February 1998, when he was appointed interim vice president for agriculture and natural resources and served in this position until October 1998, at the UF. In this capacity, Joyce served as the interim administrative head of IFAS, which includes Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Forest Resources Conservation, and portions of the College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1998, Joyce was named executive associate vice president for agriculture and natural resourcesand manages internal operations for UF/IFAS.
In 2008, Joyce was appointed by both Governors Crist and Scott to the Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC). He also serves on the Board of Farm Credit of Florida, as an outside director, as well as serving on the Board of the Citrus Research and Education Foundation (CREF).
Joyce has held major leadership positions in professional organizations and has served in numerous leadership and governance roles at the University of Florida.
He is married to Pam and they have two adult children, Joseph Jr., and Christopher Tyler.
He is a retired Brigadier General, United States Army Reserves.