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. Elyse K. Chaplin is Associate Dean of Students at 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. 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. Dr. Chaplin received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Mass Communications from York University’s Founders College 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, teaching, 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 the 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 is president of the Florida Association of Branch Campus Administrators and is involved in other leadership opportunities within higher education associations. Dr. Chaplin’s professional research interests include: Positive psychology, student success, resiliency, leadership in higher education, self-efficacy and self-advocacy among college students, transition to post-secondary education, and access to higher education for students with disabilities.
Terry C. Mena - Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Northern Campuses)
Terry C. Mena is currently Associate Dean of Studentsfor the Northern Campuses 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. Bill Horstman is the Associate Dean of Students for the Broward Campuses. Prior to filling this position at the Broward campuses he was the Associate Director of the Student Union and the Associate Director of New Student and Owl Family programs, both on the Boca campus. 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).
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 holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and an MBA in International Business from Kaplan University. He 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.
Dylan has lived and worked abroad extensively because of his military and civilian assignments. He served for two years as a missionary in southern Mexico, and also worked as a Department of the Army Civilian for several years as the personal interpreter to the Commander of United States Southern Command in Miami. He is a former Army Intelligence officer with 20-years’ commended service that includes combat experience in Afghanistan. He has also seen service in Iraq, and numerous countries worldwide, especially across Latin America and the Caribbean. Among his military honors, he is a recipient of the Army’s Combat Action Badge and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He has twice been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, and is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dylan is proud to serve FAU’s military service members, veterans and their families.
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.
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).
Gayle Evans is the Assistant to 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.