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.
David Bynes - Interim
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David received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Elon University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University. He began his career in Student Affairs in 2001 at the University of Florida as the Assistant Director for Greek Life. From there, David moved on to become an Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity & Sorority Life at the University of Virginia where, in addition to advising the Fraternity & Sorority community, his responsibilities included serving on the on-call crisis management team, serving on the University diversity committee, and overseeing the Students Educating and Empowering For Diversity (S.E.E.D.) Program. David has served as the Assistant Director for the Southern Region of National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), Inc. and has been involved with the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). He is also a graduate of the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI) and has participated as a facilitator with LeaderShape.
Joanna E. Ellwood - Assistant Dean of Students
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).
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.
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.
Eric T. Davidson is currently Assistant Director of Administration and Finance at Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Davidson received his Master’s Degree in Accounting from St. Thomas University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. He has 24 years of experience in the areas of university accounting, finance and administration.
Mr. Davidson started his university career at Florida International University, where he served as an accountant in the Office of Student Financial Aid, a Student Loans Collections Manager, an Assistant Controller for University Outreach and the Kovens Conference Center, and a University Assistant Controller for Payroll, Tax Compliance, and Third Party Accounting. Most recently, at the University of Florida, he served as an Assistant Controller for University Payroll and Tax Services and as a Fiscal Officer for the College of Engineering. Mr. Davidson’s major role at the University of Florida was Assistant Controller for University Payroll and Tax Services, where he managed a team to implement the University’s on-line W-2s, FICA Alternative Plan, and Special Pay Plan, receiving two Davis Productivity Awards and a special commendation from Florida Tax Watch.
Mr. Davidson served as Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Supervisory (Audit) Committee for University Credit Union that services the University of Miami, Florida International University, St. Thomas University, and the Legal Community in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties. He is active in the community and has served as a Treasurer or member of the Finance Council for several non-profit organizations. Mr. Davidson has participated in many institutes, conferences, and workshops, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Higher Education and Users Group (HUEG), and Indiana University Tax Institute for Colleges and Universities.
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.