Terry C. Mena - Associate Dean of Students 

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.

Addiel Gomez - Assistant Director of Student Media

Addiel Gomez is the Assistant Director of Student Media at Florida Atlantic University. In that capacity, he oversees and guides the station managers on creating and implementing new strategies for content and development of the station brands across all platforms (TV, Internet and Social Media). During his career as a television and radio journalist, Mr. Gomez has worked as a reporter, anchor and producer for Univision, Telemundo and NBC in Orlando, Tampa and South Florida. Mr. Gomez received his B.A. in Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University and his M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa. He says he's "excited to be back at FAU, working with a great group of students who are as passionate about broadcasting as he is." 


 Neil Santaniello  - Interim Advisor of University Press

Neil Santaniello is an instructor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and teaches courses in news writing, news media ethics, environmental journalism and web research for journalists. Additionally, he works with Student Affairs as faculty adviser to the University Press, FAU's student newspaper. He joined the Communication school in January 2006 to launch and direct the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, a summer educational fellowship for professional journalists sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. In all, more than 100 members of the news media – from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico – attended the program’s five sessions through 2012. During that period, he also managed Environmental Writers, a Jupiter campus speaker series that featured authors of environment-themed nonfiction books. Before joining FAU's journalism faculty, he worked as a staff writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he had a byline for more than two decades. At the Sun-Sentinel, he wrote environment, water-management, feature and general assignment stories. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Boston College.

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