Dr. Corey A. King is the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University. He is also an Associate Graduate Faculty with the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology within the College of Education. Dr. King received a Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs from Florida State University. He received his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration & Leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. King’s career began at FSU in housing & residential life. He continued his higher education career at the University of Florida where he served as a Residence Director, Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs, and Assistant Dean & Director of Student Judicial Affairs. Corey’s major role at the University of Florida was Associate Dean of Students. In this role he directed the departments of Multicultural Affairs, Greek Life, Judicial Affairs and advised the Student Honor Court.
Dr. King is involved with the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Dr. King has participated in many institutes and workshops including the NASPA/SACSA New Professional Institute (NPI), NASPA/SACSA Mid Managers’ Institute (MMI), and the NASPA Senior Student Affairs Officers’ Institute.
Terry C. Mena - Associate Dean of Students
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. Elyse K. Chaplin is the Associate Dean of Students for the Northern Campuses of Florida Atlantic University. Originally from Toronto and Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Chaplin received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Theory and Policy Studies from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2011. Dr. Chaplin’s doctoral research began in 1994 at the University of London’s Institute of Education in an Independent Study with The George Washington University in which she investigated access for students with disabilities throughout England and Scotland. Dr. Chaplin is also A.B.D. (All But Dissertation) for a Doctorate in Education in Higher Education Leadership and Administration at The George Washington University. Dr. Chaplin’s Master’s Degree was also from The George Washington University in Education and Human Development with a focus on students with learning disabilities’ transition to postsecondary education. Dr. Chaplin received her B.A. in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Chaplin’s career in student affairs over the last twenty years has included serving as an Assistant Dean of Students at Brown University, and she has held administrative or consulting positions at other research intensive public and private post-secondary institutions including: University of Maryland College Park, University of California, Temple University, The George Washington University, University of Toronto, and Ontario College of Art and Design University. In 2010 Dr. Chaplin completed Harvard’s Executive Leadership Education Seminar in Crisis Management in Higher Education.
Dr. Chaplin’s professional interests include: Positive psychology, resiliency, leadership in higher education, self-efficacy and self-advocacy among college students, transition to post-secondary education, and international access to higher education for students with disabilities.
Joanna E. Ellwood - Assistant Dean of Students & Director of 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).
Prior to serving in his current post at FAU, Dylan worked as a Military Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid officer at Kaplan University. He holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Kaplan University. He is currently pursuing his MBA in International Business and received his B.A. in Liberal Arts with a focus on Spanish from New York’s Excelsior College after performing most of his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and the University of Toledo.
Sherry A. Bynes joined Florida Atlantic University in July 2012 as the Program Coordinator for Pre-College Programs. She was responsible for the supervision of the Upward Bound program afterschool instruction at each target school; coordinate the delivery of academic, guidance and counseling services for project participants in social, personal, career, and academic areas; and assist in the development of Individualized Action Plan and the monitoring of participants academic progress on a regular basis. She now serves as the Director of Pre-College Programs.
Sherry previously worked five years as a high school BRACE Advisor; where she made readily available scholarship, financial aid and postsecondary information to over 800 students. Her main focus was to provide students and their parents with a variety of college and career options prior to graduating from high school. Prior to being employed with Broward County Schools, she worked over 13 years for a mid-size pharmaceutical research and clinical development company as a CDM Processor and Standards Specialist.
Sherry received her B.A. in Sociology from FAU and her M.A. in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Christian Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Karen Campbell Miller joined the Florida Atlantic University Division of Student Affairs as a Case Manager May 2011. In her role as Case Manager, Karen is focused on the education and retention of students primarily by providing advocacy services for students, consultations to faculty, staff, parents/families and assisting students who have been/are in severe distress/crisis.
A native South Floridian, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Management from Florida Atlantic. Karen has almost ten years’ experience in higher education. Her previous roles include Coordinator for Board Operations at FAU and Administrative Assistant/Scholarship Coordinator at Palm Beach State College.
Pamela A. Malyk is currently the Assistant 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).
Assistant to AVP/Dean of Students
Gayle Evans is the Assistant to AVP/Dean of Students. She has been at FAU for over fourteen years and has a true passion for helping out students. She is a very proud owl staff member.