FAU Names Pamela Landi as Assistant Vice President for University Relations
BOCA RATON, Fla. (December 20, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Community Engagement recently named Pamela Landi as its assistant vice president for university relations. Landi, who received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from FAU, will advocate for government funding and policies to advance FAU’s faculty, staff, students and alumni at the local, state and federal level. She also will oversee FAU’s involvement in economic development at all levels.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to return to my alma mater,” said Landi. “I am eager to work with FAU President Mary Jane Saunders and members of the community engagement team to secure the needs of FAU in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.”
Landi joins FAU with more than 27 years of public service and legislative experience benefiting South Florida. She began her career as an intern for former U.S. Congressman Clay Shaw, which resulted in a permanent position spanning 15 years. Following her tenure with Shaw, Landi worked for Broward County’s Office of Public and Governmental Relations, where she was appointed director in 2007. She also served as president of the National Association of Intergovernmental Relations Officers.
“Pamela is a welcomed addition to the Community Engagement family,” said Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of community engagement and executive director of the FAU Foundation. “Not only is she an alumna of FAU, she also has a great balance of experience, and truly understands the importance of government in relation to higher education.”
-FAU-Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.