Elite Owls Leadership and Service Ambassadors
The FAU Elite Owls are a premiere leadership and service-learning ambassador program designed to recognize exemplary student leaders at Florida Atlantic University. Through Elite Owls, they are given the opportunity for personal leadership development as well as facilitating leadership development for students at FAU. Knowing that leadership is not positional, Elite Owls instead focus on leadership as a relationship and encourage others to do the same. Elite Owls are involved all across FAU and represent diverse backgrounds, majors, and campuses.
To build a strong leadership foundation across the campuses while creating possibilities for student leaders to engage others in making an everlasting mark on the community and student body; in and out of the classroom.
Applications for the 2018-2019 Elite Owls are now open.
2017-2018 Elite Owls
Anthony is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Law. He grew up locally in Boca Raton and currently calls Deerfield Beach, FL home. He is a former business owner who returned to FAU to further his education in political science and eventually serve the community through law and politics.
Anthony’s parents are both Italian immigrants who instilled hard work and consistency in him. As an Elite Owl, he serves as an example that it is never too late to follow your dreams and become a part of the community.
Amanda is a junior studying Marketing with a focus in Advertisement. She is from Rochester, NY. She ran home to Sigma Kappa in the fall of 2015 and has served as Continuing Membership Chairman and is currently on the executive council as the Vice President of Membership.
Amanda enjoys spending her free time at the beach because it is her favorite place to unwind and relax. She also has an interest in music and art. Her passion is to positively impact the lives of others in order to help people reach their full potential.
Annie is a senior majoring in Political Science. She believes everyone should have a chance to escape the poor social and economic conditions they are born in or fall into. Her passion for community is showcased by her Student Government career where she served as chair of both Campus Action and Rules and Policies in the House of Representatives. She is the president of the Leon Charney Diplomacy program. She was a research intern at the Haitian Embassy in Cuba.
As an Elite Owl, Annie wants to inspire others to become an active citizen in their community. She is a proud owl who looks forward to making a difference at FAU.
Ashley was born in Staten Island, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and History. She values faith, love, integrity, and humility and loves music, research, children, and meaningful relationships. Before becoming an Elite Owl, Ashley was the president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a member and author of the Undergraduate Law Journal. She loves encouraging others to become the best version of themselves by pursuing integrity, love for research, and empathy toard others. She became an Elite Owl to help promote self-development and empower others to make a difference.
A lifelong athlete, well-rounded student, Brennan is a senior at Florida Atlantic University double majoring in Philosophy and Anthropology. Heavily involved on campus and in the community, he maintains many different positions and responsibilities.
In his free time, Brennan exercises a variety of hobbies like reading, photography, videography, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, rock climbing, playing guitar, and (attempting to) surf. For him, quality education is essential to an advantageous life.
Britton is a junior at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. She participates in several clubs, including Psychology Club, Kingdom Club, Pre-Medical Society, Owlettes, and Theatre in the Raw. She is majoring in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry with the goal of getting her PhD and MD. When she is not at school, she enjoys going back home to visit her family and spending time at the beach.
Christine is an FAU alumna who is now pursuing her Master's in Biomedical Sciences. She is a first-generation college student and the first in her family to obtain a college degree. She has participated in Owls Breaks for two years and just led her first trip to Tampa that focused on Homelessness. She enjoys volunteering at various organizations especially at In Jacob's Shoes and other non-profits. Her duties include working with social workers to get their clients what they need and helping other volunteers enjoy their time volunteering. In her spare time, she likes to paint while listening to music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Flavia is a junior doing a double major in Multimedia Studies and Political Science. She is an international student originally from Lima, Peru. She moved to Florida three and a half years ago initially to start in the ESL Program. Upon graduation, she earned her Associates Degree from Broward College and graduated with the highest honors as a member of the Bob “Elmore” Honors College. She transferred and got involved with the FAU Broward Student Government. She has served as the Broward C.O.S.O Director, Broward Program Board Director, and Broward Speaker Pro Tempore. In the spring semester of 2018, Flavia will serve as the Broward Campus Governor.
Flavia is passionate about immigration law and hopes to work with a non-profit organization that helps undocumented immigrants finding legal resources to obtain citizenship. She joined the Elite Owls team hoping to improve her leadership skills and to invite Broward students to become active citizens.
Gabrielle "Gabby" was born in Jacksonville, FL as one of five children as well as a twin. She is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Leadership Studies. Gabby values faith, growth, community, and kindness. Currently, she serves as a resident assistant in Parliament Hall, has served in Student Government, and has completed an internship with the Walt Disney World Company. Her favorite quote is "You have nothing to prove and everything to share"; which pushes her away from the stress of competition, and into serving through connecting, collaborating, and building communities, because "it takes a village" to lead and serve.
Gabby believes in the power of cultivating self-awareness and leadership skills through immersive and authentic story-telling, and is working to build brave spaces within her communities to empower others to hold the pen and write their own narratives.
Grigoriy is a junior studying Business Management. He is a brother of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. This past summer he had the opportunity to cycle across the country from Long Beach, California to Washington D.C., a total of 3,745 miles, for people with disabilities! While preparing for his trip he also fundraised $5,500 for this cause and put in countless hours of training.
Grigoriy also served on the executive board as the VP of Finance for the Interfraternity Council this past fall semester. Through Elite Owls he believes he can encourage the importance of student leadership and campus involvement!
Hercules is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership Studies. He is originally from Haiti, and moved to the U.S. in 2012 where he calls Boyton Beach, FL home. He enjoys athletic sports as his hobby.
Hercules is a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has been involved in local political campaigns in which he has successfully contributed to helping elect the Palm Beach County Commissioner and Delray Beach City Councilman. Last summer, he interned with the Board of Palm Beach County Commissioner.
Hercules believes that leaders should not be conformists, rather they should always challenge the process. Furthermore, he believes that an effective leader should be devoted to change. Therefore, he is driven by his big dream to someday return to his home country to make a profound impact in leading the people of that nation to live out their greatest potential.
Jeron is well known in the Engineering West building for his willingness to lead and inspire others. Both faculty and students often seek his help as they navigate through complex systems. He is a proud member of the Innovation Leadership Honors Program (ILHP) for Mechanical Engineering with over eight years of experience as an automotive mechanic and successful entrepreneur.
Jeron brings a wealth of real-world mechanical knowledge. His innovation and willingness to guide others naturally promotes critical thinking that is unable to be taught in any book.
Jeron recognizes the value in hard work and is not afraid to get his hands dirty. He is known to make people laugh and strives to be there for others as often as possible. Whenever he is not with his fellow Elite Owls or in the FAU machine shop, he can be found hard at work as a lead engineer with the Owls Racing Formula SAE Team.
John is a junior in the University Honors Program majoring in Business Management. He currently serves as the Vice President of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. During his time at FAU, he became involved in developing his leadership skills and completed both the Emerging Young Leader and Certified Student Leader programs.
John was diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition at a young age, but he does not allow his disability to prevent him from living a purposeful life. His top priority is to be a role model and show people that, despite limitations and difficult circumstances, they can accomplish their goals and aspirations with determination and hard work. Each day, he hopes to inspire others and serve as an example for aspiring leaders. As an Elite Owl, he is excited for the opportunity give back and produce positive change at FAU.
Kreesha is a junior at the FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College double majoring in Biological Chemistry and Neuroscience. She currently serves as the Honors HOSA chapter president and chemistry Teaching Assistant on the Jupiter Campus.
Kreesha is passionate about science and medicine. This can be seen through her internship at a FAU Neuroscience lab for a year where she researches the relationship and mechanism behind sleep and aging. She is also working towards applying to a dual M.D./PhD program in the future.
Her philosophy is guided by her initials K.D.S., always striving to lead with Kindness, be Dedicated to the cause at hand and Serving others selflessly.
Ruth is a senior majoring in Health Administration. She loves giving back to the community especially to the children within our community. She believes that children are our future and we have to become an exemplary role model for them.
Ruth is also the treasurer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter at FAU. She enjoys working with diverse groups and learning new and exciting things from different people who come from various backgrounds.
During her free time, Ruth enjoys visiting Village Academy, where she mentors students and prepares them for college. She is also religious and enjoy reading her bible, and most importantly she loves to cook. As an Elite Owl, she looks to model the way for other students to be inspired and stepping out of their comfort zones.
Samantha is a senior majoring in Health Administration. Born and raised in Ohio, she moved to Florida in 2010 to escape a troubled home life. She serves as a Resident Assistant at Glades Park Tower and is passionate about making a positive impact on first year students. She can be found radiating an infectious positivity and encourages others to see the brighter side of things.
In her spare time, you can find Samantha at the beach, behind the camera, in line at Starbucks, or running a crazy amount miles. As an Elite Owl, she is excited to reach out to a crowd of students larger than her residents. She is incredibly grateful for this opportunity and is excited to turn students into effective change agents who will reach (and exceed!) their full potential.
Semline is a graduate student in the Master of Higher Education Program. She aspires to grow professionally within the entity of the Student Affairs profession and hopes to make an impact through leadership and community building with students, staff and faculty on-campus.
Semline want to create a safe space where the minoritized and marginalized know their true potential in leadership, volunteerism, and mentorship by establishing a mentality to invest in themselves and their community.
Sebastienwas born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He is a sophomore in the Pre-Med Program focusing in Neuroscience and Behavior for a Bachelors of Science degree. He values spirituality, loyalty, kindness, humbleness, and selflessness. Currently, Sebastien is a Student Government Office Assistant and is serving as the secretary for the Resident Student Association executive board. His favorite quote to live by is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He has aspirations to become a Cardiac Surgeon with further intentions to become a traveling doctor; performing surgeries and procedures for those that are not fortunate enough to pay for treatment. Sebastien has been involved in many leadership roles, thus, he became an Elite Owl to grow as both a person and a leader and assist in being an example to upcoming owls!
Bailey was born and raised in small town Madison, Kansas, and is a senior in the pursuing a bachelors in Communications Studies and double minoring in Sociology and Leadership Studies. She is also works in the Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning. Bailey aspires to touch others’ lives through personal one-on-one connections to help individuals discover who they are. She is passionate about wanting to make others feel valued, important, and never alone.
One of Bailey’s core values is Faith, which is something that she dedicates her life to everyday knowing that it makes her who she is, and she challenges everyone to find something that makes them a better version of themselves. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Dr. Raquel Cabral started working at Florida Atlantic University in 2012. She currently serves as the Director of Owls Care Health Promotion. While at FAU, she developed the Owls Care Leader program and advised several bright and motivated student leaders. Dr. Cabral earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2010.
Prior to working at FAU, she worked as a counselor in various settings including a residential treatment center, community health center, and several university counseling centers. Dr. Cabral is passionate about motivating students to make healthy choices that will help them lead their most fulfilling lives.
She enjoys providing health education to students, especially in areas associated with emotional and mental wellness and interpersonal violence prevention. Dr. Cabral also has a strong interest in issues associated with diversity and multiculturalism, partially as a result of her diverse background. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, cooking, and photography.
Marek is originally from Poland and is a transfer student from Broward College. He is a senior studying Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He believes that our society needs healing andin order for everyone to thrive, we must transition behaviors from doing what is easy to doing what is essential. He is currently serving as the student director of the Student Government program, Peer Education Team (PET), which inspires and empowers our students to make health a priority. Marek is a vegetarian and advocates equal opportunity for all living beings. His philosophy in life is about captivating individual passion and turning it into a blueprint for action while at the same time, letting go of things that no longer serve us.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Atwater joined Florida Atlantic University as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2017. A fifth-generation Floridian, Jeff Atwater was elected Florida's Chief Financial Officer on November 2, 2010, and sworn into office on January 4, 2011. His commitment to public service began in 1993, when his hometown of North Palm Beach elected him Vice Mayor. Mr. Atwater was subsequently elected to the House of Representatives in 2000 and the Florida Senate in 2002 and was unanimously selected by his fellow senators to serve as Senate President in 2008. In addition to his service as an elected official, Mr. Atwater has twenty-five years of community banking experience and has performed volunteer work with many charitable and not-for-profit organizations and has served on a number of governing boards, including the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Take Stock in Children, among others. Mr. Atwater earned his Bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Florida.
Keren can be found in the College of Business as she pursues her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration with a minor in Health Information System. Though she is currently a junior, she aspires to one-day play a role in bringing awareness towards issues in Public Health that can lead to the success of others while being a part of a knowledgeable community.
Her passion to impact others is derived from believing that one’s nurtured environment should not define their future success. Not only does Keren serve her community in being a part of the Elite Owls on campus, but she also continues to uphold her leadership position in transforming her community of residents as a Residential Assistant for the past year and a half.
She upholds her membership position in the National Residence Hall Honorary FAU Chapter and in her spare time, she enjoys taking on new challenges in self-teaching herself beauty tricks from YouTube. Ultimately, she continues to strive at achieving nothing but greatness.
Vice President, Palm Beach County Project Manager
Enterprise Business and Community Engagement
Bank of America
Nikki Morley is Bank of America’s Vice President, Palm Beach County Project Manager for Enterprise Business and Community Engagement. In this role, she is responsible for executing and managing Bank of America environment, social and governance initiatives, builds and maintains community relationships, manages local charitable foundation and marketing sponsorship budgets. She also manages on a local level two of Bank of America’s largest philanthropic endeavors such as the Neighborhood Builders® and Student Leaders® program.
Nikki is heavily involved in community volunteerism and is the co-chair of Bank of Americas Community Volunteer Program. She volunteers frequently at the Palm Beach County Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity of PBC and the United Way of Palm Beach County along with many other worthy non-profit organizations. Nikki serves as mentor in the Florida Atlantic University Red Jacket Mentorship Program and as an advisor on the Special Olympics of Palm Beach County management team.
Nikki Morley is a true Floridian as she was born and raised in Rockledge, Florida and moved to Palm Beach County in 2007 to attend Florida Atlantic University. During her time at FAU, Nikki earned a double B.A. in business management and marketing. In an effort to continue learning and expanding her education, she is currently enrolled in the FAU Executive MBA program. Nikki competed 4 years as an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete on the Florida Atlantic swim team.
Yuval is originally from Israel and moved when she was young to the US. She is a first-generation student and is a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Studies with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Leadership Studies. Yuval values inclusivity, education, honesty, work ethic, integrity, and happiness She loves to dance, teach, draw/point, try new things (especially food), traveling, making new friends, reading, and personal development and dogs, especially promskys! She tutors in her spare time in mostly math, English, writing, French, and art.
Yuval is involved as a peer mentor in the Mentoring Project, Board member for the Israel-American Council Mishelanu, and a member of Hillel, Owls for Israel, Lambda United, and Meditation Club.
Yuval loves helping others through education and appreciation. She became an Elite Owl to help promote education and self-improvement in order to empower others and their goals. She believes that empowering others is the best gift in life.
Dr. Mihaela Metianu is the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement. Reporting to both the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs, Dr. Metianu will lead the areas of international admissions and services, education abroad programs, as well as global strategic initiatives. Dr. Metianu began her career at FAU in 2006, spending the last eight years as Director of International Services. She played a critical role in growing international student enrollments and working along faculty to develop international initiatives.
Previously, she served at Florida State University and Florida International University in various capacities working with international students and scholars. Dr. Metianu holds a master’s degree in Multilingual/Multicultural Education and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. She is actively engaged with NAFSA, Association of International Educators and AIEA, the American International Educators Association.
Nick is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He is from Saint Petersburg, FL and his dreams are to continue the growth and innovation of technology. He is a scholarship recipient of the Bailey Family Foundation and Take Stock in Children.
He genuinely believes the opportunity he has been given from receiving these scholarships really shaped him to become who he is today. He currently serves as a Resident Assistant in Glades Park Towers and is a member of National Residence Hall Honorary. When Nicolas does have spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing soccer, and taking his girlfriend to attractive locations!
What he wants to gain out of being an Elite Owl is to develop the right knowledge so he can inspire others to lead and make a difference!
Antonio C. Perry currently serves as the Director of Assessment and Academic Initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and co-directs the Urban Male Initiative. In his previous role as the Co-Director of The Mentoring Project at FAU, Antonio led this cross-divisional department implementing a university-wide mentoring initiative.
At MIT, he served as the Assistant Dean of Academic and Professional Development in the Office of Minority Education, building a mentoring initiative, professional development program, and a holistic two-year scholar enrichment program where he received the Infinite Mile Award for Communication and Collaboration. Mr. Perry has also led university-wide retention initiatives and developed performance standards to assess Greek Lettered Organizations. After serving six (6) years in the U.S. Air Force, he was Honorably Discharged as a Staff Sargent (E-5) with military distinctions to include a Commendation medal, two (2) Achievement medals; a National Defense Service Medal; and Honor Guard Trainer of the Year.
He is twice graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Psychology, minor in Sociology and concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (2004) as well as a M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (2006). While at the University of South Florida, Antonio charted the Zeta Delta chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated.
Recently, Mr. Perry became a doctoral student in the Higher Educational Leadership program at FAU. Antonio is originally from Gainesville, FL and resides in Coconut Creek, FL with his wife, Kaneesha, and two children - his son Yannis and daughter Amania. He still lives by the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in all we do. His passion to build and lead pushes him to constantly seek new challenges.
Catherine was born in Colombia and having migrated to the United States has made Catherine's journey one with exaggerated compassion, empathy and privilege. She is a senior majoring in Psychology and acquires a strong love for Leadership. She stands firm behind the idea of genuine human connection through meaningful conversations, authenticity and personal growth in order to continue the ripple effect of changing the way we treat one another. She aspires to help students and others find their true purpose in order to unravel their truest potential. The privilege of her being at FAU, has inspired her to give back so others can see the world through a brighter and clearer lens.
She is involved in the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and mentors a smart and beautiful 12-year-old year girl and is part of the Mentoring Project. Through Owl Breaks, Catherine has developed the greater and more profound sense of giving back to the community and serving those in need. Whether it's an organization or having a one-on-one with her peers, she wants to be that illuminating star in a sky full of darkness that guides other stars to shine just as brighter and even brighter. On her free time, she enjoys a good run, watching comedians on Netflix and Youtube, picking up her violin to play her favorite tunes and practicing her handstands.
Nori Carter – Director, Campus Life for FAU Broward Campuses Nori Carter serves as the Director of Campus Life for Florida Atlantic University’s Broward Campuses. Ms. Carter received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications—Advertising from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.
Over the course of Ms. Carter’s career, she has worked for numerous corporations with the last nine years in Higher Education, primarily as Director of the Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning and in her current position with Campus Life of Broward Campuses. In her role with the Weppner Center, she served as a co-principal investigator for sub-contract grants from Florida Campus Compact to engage faculty and students in Academic Service-Learning; expanded FAU’s Academic Service-Learning, Owl Breaks (Alternative Breaks), and Days of Service Programs; assisted with starting and administering an on-campus Community Garden; created and implemented an on-campus holistic food pantry program; and facilitated a South Florida regional collaboration with local college and university members of Florida Campus Compact.
As the Director for Campus Life for FAU’s Broward Campuses, Ms. Carter oversees the areas of Student Government, Campus Recreation, Student Union, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning. For the past four years, Ms. Carter has served on the Board of the Spirit Giving and currently holds the Secretary position. Overall, creating, guiding and participating in avenues that invest in students to become change agents in their personal and professional lives makes her job rewarding!
JOUBIN “JAY” JEBELLI
Jay has actively engaged in numerous leadership roles across the Broward and Boca campuses. One of the highlights of his leadership experience involved Global Medical Brigades where he was able to recruit 107 FAU students to participate in a medical/dental brigade to Honduras to serve and treat hundreds of underprivileged families. More recently, he was able to take 77 students with him on a medical/dental/pharmaceutical service trip to Warsaw, Poland. One of his greatest passions in life is to volunteer and serve in the community.
Jay’s ultimate purpose is to have a significantly positive impact on people’s lives and to continue the tradition of excellence that is expected from both Elite Owls and FAU.
Melody is a graduate student pursing a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership. She is an alumna of the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a minor in General Business Administration. Melody currently serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) office, specifically working with the Learning Communities. She is very passionate about helping students get acclimated to college and making the most out of their collegiate experience. Melody is an alumna of Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity. In her spare time, she enjoys Netflix marathons, going to the gym, and hanging out with her dog.
Mikhail is following the graduate educational path and he plans to always pursue every possible endeavor to enrich the world. He enjoys leading various extracurricular activities and served as FAU Campus Rec Advisory Board representative, is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and continues a membership at FAU Toastmasters Club and Elite Owls. He plans to pursue the graduate degree to expand his knowledge, experiences, and high quality skill set to contribute substantially to the society that has offered him many opportunities to continue his educational and career paths.
Dr. King is the Vice President for Student Affairs. He is responsible for all aspects of student life, promoting a campus culture that embraces academic excellence, social and personal development and civic responsibility. The departments/offices within Student Affairs include Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students Office, FAU Career Center, Owls Care Health Promotion, Housing and Residential Life, International Student and Scholar Services, Marketing/Communications and Technology Services, Military & Veterans Affairs, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Parent/Family Programs & Student Affairs Development, Upward Bound, Student Accessibility Services, Student Conduct, Student Health Services, Student Government, Student Involvement, Student Media, Student Union, and the Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning.
Dr. King is also an Associate Graduate Faculty with the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology within the College of Education.
Dr. King holds a Bachelor of Science in Curriculum & Instruction and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs from Florida State University. He received a Doctorate of Educational Administration & Leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan is a transfer student from Miami Dade College and a senior studying both Marketing & Finance. Featured in Sun Sentinel’s Character Counts in 2014, he understands the key to leadership is serving others. He aims to use business to create change for the better within and outside the field while sharing hope with individuals every step of the way. When Jonathan’s not “shakin’ and bakin’”, he’s enjoying moments with family, soaking in beach sun, and getting competitive in basketball!
Stacy A. Volnick is a longtime member of the Florida Atlantic University community, having enrolled as an undergraduate in 1985. After receiving her bachelor's degree in communication, she became a member of the University's administrative staff, advancing steadily through the ranks.
In 2013 she was named Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President. As Vice President Administrative Affairs, Ms. Volnick advises the President on organizational and policy decisions, and she develops, coordinates and implements a wide variety of presidential initiatives.
She serves as the President's representative to constituencies both inside and outside the University, acts as liaison to the Board of Trustees and oversees the Eleanor R. Baldwin House (the President's on-campus residence), the University Ombudsman, University Business Services, Board Operations, the Office of University Communications and the Office of Public Safety, which includes University Police, Traffic and Parking, and Emergency Management. Now a double graduate of FAU, Ms. Volnick has added a master's degree in educational leadership to her academic credentials.