Dr. Larry Faerman - Interim Dean of Students

Larry is the Interim Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University. He has been at FAU since 1999, most recently in the position of Director of the Student Union.

Larry is a proud alumnus of Florida Atlantic University graduating with his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership in 2009. He is also an Associate Graduate Faculty with the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology within the College of Education. He involves himself in many campus committees and initiatives including Weeks of Welcome and Homecoming. 

Dr. Terry C. Mena - Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Terry C. Mena is currently Associate Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University. He is also an Adjunct Instructor with the department of Freshman Academic Services. Mr. Mena received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Minor Degree in Latino/a, Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Northeastern University. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Columbia University-Teacher’s College. Mr. Mena is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program at Florida Atlantic University.

Mr. Mena’s career began at Hofstra University in Upward Bound Program. He continued his higher education career at Northeastern University where he served as a Resident Director for Housing and Residential Life & Assistant Director for Latino Student Cultural Center. He then moved on to Florida Atlantic University where he served as a Coordinator for Housing & Residential Life & Associate Director for Student Affairs-Broward Campuses. In the role of Associate Dean of Students at FAU, he supervises the departments of Student Government and Student Media.

Mr. Mena served in leadership roles in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Most recently, Mr. Mena participated in the NASPA Senior Student Affairs Officers’ Institute and faculty member for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, Summer Leadership Institute. He also presented on the subject of diversity, leadership, student conduct, program development, and other student developmental topics on a local, state and national level.

  Dr. William Horstman - Assistant Dean of Students   

Dr. Bill Horstman is the Assistant Dean of Students for the Boca campus. Prior to filling this position he was the Director of Campus Life, the Associate Director of the Student Union and the Associate Director of New Student and Owl Family programs, both on the Boca and Broward campuses. Dr. Horstman received his bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. He received his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.

Prior to arriving at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Horstman held administrative Student Affairs positions at numerous other colleges including Colorado Mesa University (formally Mesa State College), the University of Tulsa, and the College of Santa Fe (in Santa Fe New Mexico).

In addition to Student Affairs administration, Dr. Horstman has taught college success courses, sociology courses, and higher education graduate level courses.

Joanna E. Ellwood - Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct

Joanna E. Ellwood is currently the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Ellwood is a graduate of The University of Toledo with both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration. Ms. Ellwood has worked in the areas of Greek Life, Leadership, Housing and Residence Life, Academic Advising and Student Conduct.

Ms. Ellwood began her career at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in Residence Life and Student Conduct. She then moved on to The University of Tennessee as Associate Director of Student Conduct. Ms. Ellwood also served as an Academic Advisor at Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. Most recently she served as the Director of Residence Life at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. 

Ms. Ellwood is involved with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and is also an active member of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). 

Pamela Malyk - Associate Director of Student Conduct

Pamela A. Malyk is currently the Associate Director of Student Conduct at Florida Atlantic University. Pamela is a graduate of the University of Connecticut earning both a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences.

Ms. Malyk began her career in Higher Education as a graduate student Hall Director at the University of Connecticut. She then moved on to hold multiple positions in the Office of Residence Life at Boston College during her tenure. Most recently, she served as the Senior Assistant Director of Residence Life for Administration and Operations at Bryant University in Rhode Island, overseeing the areas of student conduct, business operations, and technology.

Ms. Malyk is actively affiliated with the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) as well as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

 Last Modified 3/19/15